Love of the Land

For the week ending 30 January 2010 / 14 Shevat 5770

Kefar Blum Tribute to a Prisoner

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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When Leon Blum, the Jewish leader of the Socialist Movement in France and twice the prime minister of his country, was interned in a German camp during World War Two, some people in Palestine decided to encourage him by naming a new kibbutz in his honor.

Kefar Blum was thus founded in November 1943 by mostly immigrants from English-speaking countries in the eastern part of Upper Galilee. It is famous for its nature house exhibiting plant and animal life in the Hula Valley.

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