Love of the Land

For the week ending 25 January 2020 / 28 Tevet 5780

A Presidential Moshav

by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach zt'l
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Near the Ben-Gurion International Airport there is a moshav called Kfar Truman.

It was established on July 19, 1949, a little more than a year after the historic recognition of the newly founded State of Israel by the president of the United States, Harry S. Truman. Originally called Bnei Harel because its founders were veterans of the Harel Division of the Israel Defense Force, it was renamed in honor of the president, who was such a good and important friend of the Jewish state. (*Editor’s note: My mother, of blessed memory, would speak with praise for President Truman over the years, in gratitude for his generosity to European Jews at the end of WW2, and his allowing legal entry into the USA following the war, including her.)

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