Mikveh Israel

Mikveh Israel
Rear front of the Synagogue in Mikve Israel

Mikveh Israel (Hebrew: מִקְוֵה יִשְׂרָאֵל‎‎; "Hope of Israel") is the first Jewish agricultural school in Israel.[1]



A class at Mivkeh Israel in its early years
The synagogue un mikveh israel.jpg

Charles Netter established the school in 1870 on a tract of land southeast of Tel Aviv leased from the Turkish Sultan, who allocated 750 acres (3.0 km2) to his project.[2] Netter, the first headmaster, introduced new methods of agricultural training. Baron Edmond James de Rothschild contributed to the upkeep of the school.

The name is taken from two passages in the Book of Jeremiah - Jeremiah 14:8 and 17:13. It was proposed by Wolf Grinstein, one of the school's first students, who later taught there.

In 1898, Theodor Herzl met Emperor Wilhelm II at the main entrance of Mikve Israel during Herzl's sole visit to Eretz Israel. [3]

Today, entrance to the school grounds is via the city of Holon.[4]

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Coordinates: 32°02′N 34°47′E / 32.033°N 34.783°E / 32.033; 34.783

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