Zionism and Israel Photo Gallery - Rishon Letziyon - 1912
Photos Taken by Leo Kahan, a photographer sent to Eretz Yisrael (Land of Israel) by the Viennese Yidishe Zeitung newspaper in 1912
ראשון לציון Rishon Letziyon
Rishon Le Tziyon (meaning "first to Zion") was founded in 1882 by ten members ofHovevei Tzion from Kharkov, Russia. Their Leader, Zalman David Levontin, purchased 835 acres land south-east of Jaffa, near the Arab village of Eyun Kara. It is one of the first Zionist settlements in Israel, following Petah Tiqvah. As distinguished from Petah Tiqvah, Rishon Le Tziyon was found by Jews who came on Aliya (immigration) from abroad.The settlers were part of the First Aliya.
The name was inspired by the biblical verse:
"First to Zion are they, and I shall give herald to Jerusalem" from Book of Isaiah , chapter 41, verse 27.
Photos are in the public domain.
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