|Art ''Holy Land'' Michoel Muchnik|
by Rabbi David Pinto Shlita
It is written: “Sarah died in Kiryat-Arba, which is Hebron” [Chayei Sarah 23:2]
Rabbeinu Bechaye explained why the text mentions two names for the same place [Kiryat-Arba and Hebron].
Kiryat-Arba is called Hebron because the soul of anyone buried there unites [mithaberet] on high in the city of G-d with the four [arba] camps of the Shechinah.
This is why the Patriarchs sought to be buried in this place, namely that from there, souls merit to be reunited [leit’haber] with their source, which is the Throne of Glory.
Hence the meaning of “Kiryat-Arba, which is Hebron.”