Love of the Land

For the week ending 18 February 2012 / 24 Shevat 5772

Haifa - The Beautiful Coast

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
The Color of HeavenArtscroll

It takes only one look at the lovely seashore that adjoins the city of Haifa to appreciate what the Torah scholar Rabbi Ishtori Haparchi suggested might be the source for its name. “HofYafeh” is Hebrew for "beautiful coast" and Haifa may well be a combination of those two words.

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