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27 Oct

The Templars Of Wirtemburg, Haifa, Israel

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The Templars Of Wirtemburg

During the mid-19th century a new reform movement sprang up in Wirtemburg, in the south-western part of Germany. Its staunchest proponents left the Protestant Church and established the Association of Templars (not to be confused with the Knights Templar). They declared as their mission the settlement of the holyland and the establishment of an exemplary Christian community.

In the autumn of 1868 the two leaders Christoff Hoffman and Georg David Hardeg, left for the holyland and settled next to the port cities of Haifa and Jaffa, establishing the first German Colonies.

Later, additional settlements such as Sarona, Wilhelma, Waldheim etc. were founded.

26 Oct

The Shrine Of The Bab And Terraces, Haifa, Israel

The Shrine Of The Bab Terraces Haifa Israel Front View Far

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The Shrine of the Bab

Terraces and Gardens

On 21 March 1909 the mortal remains of the Bab, one of the Central Figures of the Baha’i Faith, were interred in the Shrine that is the focal point of these gardens. Martyred in Iran in 1850, the Bab had devoted Himself to preparing the way for Baha’u’llah, Founder of the Baha’i Faith, and for His Message of unification of humankind.

The outer structure of the Shrine, as well as the eighteen garden terraces, were created entirely through the contributions from Baha’is around the world. We will be grateful for your care in maintaining the cleanliness of the surroundings and respecting their sacred character.

18 Jan

The Settlement Develops And Expands, Haifa, Israel

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The Settlement Develops and Expands (1878-1898)

Following the Russo-Turkish War, the Haifa community continued to thrive as the leading German Colony in Eretz Yisrael, During the First Aliya (immigration), the Templars were employed in construction, building new Jewish settlements such as Zichron Ya’acov and Bat Shlomo the winery belonging to Baron Rothschild in Rishon Lezion, and industrial facilities in Haifa, including an olive oil and soap plant whose products were successfully exported.

During the 1880s Consul Fritz Keler was instrumental in establishing the first residential quarter on the Carmel. The Templar settlers cleared a road up the hillside - today’s Tzionut and Hanasi Boulevards - and built summer residences and guest houses.

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