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a visit with shmuel

A Visit With Shmuel: Kiryat Arba

This month, I visited the community of Kiryat Arba, one of the original Jewish communities in Judea, established just after the Six Day War.

A Visit With Shmuel: Bekaot

This month, I visited the community of Bekaot, a small agricultural moshav in the Jordan Valley, actually on the Samaria foothills just above the Jordan Valley. What a beautiful place!

A Visit With Shmuel: Shadmot Mechola

Shadmot Mechola has everything one needs to raise a family: synagogues, daycare and schools, a medical clinic, and a warm community that is more like an extended family.

A Visit With Shmuel: Otniel

The people of Otniel are united in their dedication to Biblical values and Bible study, with a large number of residents working as educators in several local Bible institutions and raising the next generation of religious pioneers.

A Visit With Shmuel: Salit

Salit is different from most of the communities we have visited together. The original pioneers came to Salit to create a new community in Samaria. They were true pioneers

A Visit With Shmuel: Shani Livnah

Today, with 150 families, a mixture of secular and traditional families, and a close-knit community lifestyle, Shani Livnah is truly an oasis.

A Visit With Shmuel: Avigayil

Located in a predominantly barren region in the Hebron Hills, Avigayil is surrounded on all sides by hostile Arab villages, including the large city of Yatta. The community was established in 2001, during the height of the Second Intifada, by a small group of incredibly courageous pioneers committed to defending their Biblical inheritance.

A Visit With Shmuel: Yakir

I have visited Yakir many times, but this time I was blown away by how far it has come. Yakir is a well-established, cohesive, and active community located in the lush rolling hills of western Samaria.