Beit Horon

di map of beit horonBeit Horon is in the northern area of the Tribe of Judah and is divided into two sister cities – Beit Horon Elyon (upper) and Beit Horon Tahton (lower). These cities are already mentioned in the Bible, and their proximity to the main road to Jerusalem led to a number of historic battles being fought nearby – for example, Judah Maccabee’s victory during the Great Revolt. In ancient settlements like these, where the Jewish community was reestablished during the Second Temple period, there was usually great sensitivity to Jewish law and tradition.

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