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Photos Taken by Leo Kahan,  a photographer sent to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) by the Viennese Yiddishe Zeitung newspaper in 1912.

פתח תקווה  Petah Tiqva

Petah-Tiqva was founded in 1878 by a group of pioneers from Jerusalem, led by Rabbi Yoel-Moshe Salomon, Rabbi David Gutmann and Yehoshua Stampfer. They founded a society to work the land, hoping to revolutionize the existence of Jerusalemites, who lived for the most part by charity of the Halukkah charity. The original settlement failed, but in 1888, Baron Edmund de Rothschild began to support the settlement by the purchase of additional land, and by providing subsidies and agricultural counseling to the farmers of the settlement. Petah-Tiqva became a training ground for thousands of pioneers, who learned to be farmers  before they ventured out to establish tens of settlements. At the time this picture was taken, Petah Tiqva probably had about a thousand inhabitants.  In the 1920s,  Petah-Tiqva entered a process of urbanization, including the development of industrial zones. In 1937 Petah-Tiqva received the status of a city. In 1947,  the population of Petah-Tiqva was about 22 thousand. Today it has a population of about 200,000.

Alternate Spellings - Petach Tikvah, Petah Tiqwa

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