Mikvah Yisrael – Embassy Speaker – Feb. 7

After community service and lunch we headed to a place about 15 minutes outside Tel Aviv  – to Israel’s first agriculture school, Mikvah Yisrael from 1870.  The school is still in existence today as vocational agriculture school.  This historic site is on the list of heritage sites of the Society for the Preservation of Israel Heritage Sites which is supported by JNF of America.  One of the highlights  was the lovely synagogue built in a French style.   In the time preceding the establishment of the State this place served as the training center for the Hagana and was the place where many weapons, including the Davidka were discovered –  a bit of Israel’s history ‘off the beaten’ path.  
Following the tour, we met with the US Embassy’s Political Counselor who spoke about the relationship between the USA and Israel and the ongoing issues.  She reaffirmed the visit of President Obama in March and perhaps the upcoming visit by the new Secretary of State, John Kerry.  


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