The Gush Etzion Foundation wishes its
friends and their families a
While writing this Chanukah greeting a disastrous and violent fire is raging across the North of Israel. The fire has taken the lives of over 40 people, Entire communities have been evacuated and miles of forests have been destroyed. The fire is out of control.
We ask that you pray for the speedy recovery of the victims, and for another Chanukah miracle. Our hearts go out to all the families. You can join the emergency campaign by donating now to the relief campaign by going to: www.jnf.org
Our Chanukah history in Gush Etzion
Beit Tzur in Gush Etzion, today Karmei Tzur, where Judah the Maccabee won the battle and where the defeated armies of Lysias retreated back to Syria
The community of Elazar named after the hero who fell on this site, in the Hasmonean revolt against the Greeks, fighting against their elite elephant corps.