Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
Whenever the Prophet Elisha passed through Shunem he enjoyed the hospitality of a "great lady" who not only provided him with meals but also built for him a special guest room where he could comfortably stay. He rewarded her kindness by blessing her to give birth to a child, and several years later Elisha brought that child back to life after his sudden death. (Melachim II 4:8-37)
An Arab village, Solem, marks the spot where all this took place, and the nearest Jewish settlement is the moshav shitufi (cooperative settlement) of Merchavia.
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