Selections from classical Torah sources
which express the special relationship between
the People of Israel and Eretz Yisrael
Established by Russian Zionists in 1882 not far from what was to become Tel Aviv, its name was taken from the words of the prophet Yeshaya (41:27) "The first (rishon) in Zion (letziyon) they will be...and I will make them a harbinger of good tidings for Jerusalem." The Carmel Wine Cellars were established here in 1887 through the generosity of Baron Rothschild and served as an important factor in the development of the agricultural settlement into a major urban center.
Written by Rabbi Mendel Weinbach, Dean, Ohr Somayach Institutions
General Editor: Rabbi Moshe Newman
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