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Published on Jun 1, 2009
In preparation for the upcoming holiday of Shavuot, a group of Jews gathered from all over Israel to clean and renovate the Tomb of Ruth and Yishai. Ruth, a moabite princess who was determined to become a Jew, and became the great-grandmother of King David, is remembered during the holiday, with the Scroll of Ruth being read in synagogues around the world. Kumah - the Neo-Zionist lobby, in partnership with the Jewish community of Hebron, where Ruth is buried, organized the event, which involved the installation of new top-quality furnishings, painting, light and water fixtures, cleaning, and arrangement of a stone courtyard outside the holy site. Yishai Fleisher, Founder of Kumah, said he was inspired to take on the task of rejuvenating the holy spot as a way of honoring the memory of his father. Fleisher also stated that Kumah members performed the day-long difficult manual labor as a way of expressing their gratitude and appreciation for the Jews of Hebron, whose presence in the City of our Forefathers ensures that Jews of all walks of life can visit and pray there. As seen on Arutz Sheva.