From Gei Oni to Rosh Pina: A Story of Trial & Error

From Gei Oni to Rosh Pina: A Story of Trial & Error

From the website of the World Zionist Organization’s Zionist Quiz venture, this article tells the story of Rosh Pina from the late 19th century through the early 20th century. Originally established as Gei Oni, after several families from Safed purchased the land from local Arabs, the first settlement effort failed following drought, famine and disease. Soon after, a group of Hasidic pioneers from Romania tried again to settle the land as an agricultural settlement, renaming it Rosh Pina. This venture was also close to failure, before it came under the patronage of Baron Rothschild in 1883. 

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