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Mini Series: Learning and the Land: Meron, Akko & Kibbutz Gesher Hayeshena, May 1

Mini Series: Learning and the Land: Meron, Akko & Kibbutz Gesher Hayeshena, May 1

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In this series, we will learn the history behind the ancient cities of Meron and Akko, and the special story of Kibbutz Gesher Hayeshena,where one of the first battles of the War of Independence in 1948 took place.

April 3, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mini Series: Learning and the Land: Meron, Akko & Kibbutz Gesher Hayeshena, May 1: Lesson 1
Class description

The amazing story of Old Gesher- the first battle of the war of Independence. The bravery of few against many and the great miracle of Hashem.

April 10, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mini Series: Learning and the Land: Meron, Akko & Kibbutz Gesher Hayeshena, May 1: Lesson 2
Class description

Acre, Akko etc. One of Israel’s main ports. The stronghold of the Greeks, Romans , crusaders and others. The place where the Rambam and Ramban landed in Israel. The city that stopped Napoleon and the city that imprisoned the Israeli underground.

May 1, 2011 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mini Series: Learning and the Land: Meron, Akko & Kibbutz Gesher Hayeshena, May 1: Lesson 1
Class description

Mitzpe Revivim. The amazing story of how the UN approved the Jews to have a state of Israel south of Rechovot Its a story of courageous young people who settled the desert in impossible conditions, to hopefully help the future state be larger and stronger. The story takes us through the Balfour Declaration, 3 White Papers, and the 3 riots, and concludes with the UN visiting Revivim, which made them change their mind out of pure awe. The story ends with a beautiful touch of Hashem’s hand in a miracle of perfect timing and successful planting after years of failure, that made this endeavor successful.

Rabbi Yehoshua Geller received Smicha from Rav Mordechai Elefant zt"l and the ITRI Yeshiva, where he was a Talmid for many years. He served as the Rosh Beit Medrash of the English Speakers' Program at the Jerusalem College of Technology/Machon Lev, Rabbi Geller has also taught at Yeshivat Yam HaTalmud and Yeshivat Hamivtar. Rabbi Geller holds an M.A. in Hebrew Studies.