Rabbi Arih Leib Frumkin

Rabbi, Zionist, a founder and pioneer of Petah Tikva,

Born in Lithuania 1845, a scholar, merchant, rabbi and farmer. He served as a Rabbi in Russia, became involved in the Hibbat Zion [Love of Zion] Movement and came out to Eretz Yisrael after the riots of 1881. He settled in Petach Tikvah where he farmed, as well as opening a school which offered religious and secular studies [to the anger of some of the other settlers.] After a work accident, in which two Arabs were killed, he was forced to leave the country and went to London, where he started a business. Later, he returned to Petach Tikvah, where he devoted himself to scholarly work.

 

 

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02 May 2005 / 23 Nisan 5765 0