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The Bridge in Jerusalem showing the pointed height and chords handing down.

Tales From Israel – The Bridge

If you haven’t been to Jerusalem in a few years, you may not know about the new structure dominating the ancient city. It opened in 2011 after six years of construction in which everyone complained about the traffic congestion. There were barriers everywhere, and the roads were like parking lots. The structure is called The…

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Leah Rabin and Yitzhak Rabin smile at each other in 1948.

Leah Rabin Passes Away

November 12, 2000 Leah Rabin, peace advocate and widow of slain Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, passes away at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikvah after a battle with cancer. Rabin was 72 and had suffered a mild heart attack days before her passing. Rabin’s death came a week after the country marked the fifth…

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pioneers draining Petah Tikvah’s swamps in 1906

Petah Tikvah Is Founded

November 3, 1878 Petah Tikvah (Gateway of Hope), today Israel’s 5th largest city, is established by a group of religious Jews desiring to leave Jerusalem and establish an agricultural moshav. The group had originally sought out land near Jericho for their settlement but were unable to get consent from the Ottoman authorities to transfer the…

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The Poalei Zion group “Ezra” of which Ben Gurion was a founder taken in Plonsk in 1906. David Ben-Gurion is in the front row, second from left.

David Ben-Gurion Arrives In Jaffa

Center for Israel Education September 7, 1907 David Gruen, who in 1910 would change his name to David Ben-Gurion, and his then girlfriend Rachel Nelkin arrive in Jaffa with a group of other young adults from Plonsk, Poland, making aliyah to the Land of Israel. Upon arriving in Jaffa, the new immigrants were carried off…

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