Mikve Yisrael

Mikveh Israel

Mikveh Israel (מקוה ישראל; "Hope of Israel") was the first Jewish agricultural school in Palestine. 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.

Charles Netter of the Alliance Israelite Universelle established the school in 1870 on a tract of land southeast of Tel Aviv leased from the Turkish Sultan. Netter was the first headmaster. Later, Baron Edmond James de Rothschild contributed to the upkeep of the school.

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An Agricultural School and Pioneer Settlement: Mikve-Yisrael in 19th Century Palestine, Ran Aaronsohn

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