Love of the Land

Petach Tikva

Become a Supporter Library Library
Love of the Land
Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael


Founded in 1878 by chareidi Jews from Jerusalem, this so-called "Mother of Agricultural Settlements" has developed into one of Israel's major urban centers. Its name comes from the prophecy of Hoshea (2:17) "I shall give her vineyards from there and the Valley of Achor for a petach tikva (door of hope)." The pioneers who established this, the oldest Jewish agricultural settlement of modern Israel, fought a heroic battle against malarial swamps, and the area's citrus abundance and industrial activity are living monuments to their fortitude. Petach Tikva has a substantial religious community and boasts one of the country's leading yeshivot, Yeshivat Ohr Yisrael.

Love of the Land Archives

Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman
HTML Production: Eli Ballon
HTML Design: Michael Treblow

© 2000 Ohr Somayach International - All rights reserved. This publication may be distributed to another person intact without prior permission. We also encourage you to include this material in other publications, such as synagogue newsletters. However, we ask that you contact us beforehand for permission, and then send us a sample issue.

This publication is available via E-Mail
Ohr Somayach Institutions is an international network of Yeshivot and outreach centers, with branches in North America, Europe, South Africa and South America. The Central Campus in Jerusalem provides a full range of educational services for over 685 full-time students.

The Jewish Learning Exchange (JLE) of Ohr Somayach offers summer and winter programs in Israel that attract hundreds of university students from around the world for 3 to 8 weeks of study and touring.

The Ohr Somayach Home Page is hosted by TeamGenesis
vj_bar.gif (1798 bytes)

Copyright © 2000 Ohr Somayach International. Send us Feedback.
Ohr Somayach International is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation (letter on file) EIN 13-3503155 and your donation is tax deductable.