Love of the Land

For the week ending 6 March 2004 / 13 Adar I 5764

Haifa The Beautiful Coast

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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It takes only one look at the lovely seashore which adjoins the city of Haifa to appreciate what the Torah scholar Rabbi Ishtori Haparchi suggested might be the source for its name. Hof Yafeh is Hebrew for "beautiful coast" and Haifa may well be a combination of those two words.

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