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Horvits St 2, Gedera, Israel
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כיכר גדעון
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The square was taken that day Click for a larger image

The square is named after Gideon Hankin, with a statue of a cluster of grapes with symbols marking milestones in the life of the colony and Gideon Hankin.

Next to the square is a sign that tells the story of Gideon Henkin’s life, and the meaning of the symbols in the grape cluster:
"Each man sits under his vine"
Gideon Hankin
Born in Gedera
1935-2011
Son of Miriam and Isaiah Hankin, a grandson without and Mordechai Hankin, great-grandson Gitl Hankin "Mother of All Living", the founders of Gedera.
A visionary and dream man cherishes Gedera’s legacy and commemorates love

On the statue symbols representing milestones in the life of the colony and Gideon’s life:
The Billu movement symbol (Beit Yaakov Lechu VeNelcha) - with the words "the little one will be a thousand and the young will be a huge gentleman." The movement was founded in 1882 in Russia. On the second Chanukah candle in 1884, some of its members established the Gedera colony. Click for a larger image

The first symbol of Gedera - in the center of the symbol cluster of grapes. The vineyard was a major agricultural branch in the life of the colony and later in Gideon’s life. Click for a larger image

The local council emblem - Gideon was born in Gedera, cultivated its fields, built his home there, established his family and was buried in the ore of the colony alongside his ancestors. Served as Deputy Head of Council. Click for a larger image

Symbol of Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel - Gideon has seen the heritage as an asset to future generations. He worked on preserving and restoring the historic sites in the colony, and initiated the book "The hostory of Gedera". Click for a larger image

The symbol of Maccabi - Gideon was Maccabi in his soul. The values of the "young Maccabi" initiative, respect for others, volunteerism and leadership shaped his character and his way. Click for a larger image

Gideon is one of the founders of the Maccabi Bilu Gedera basketball team and the basketball school: a basketball coach and active player until his last day. Laid foundations for the establishment of the association’s basketball court Click for a larger image

Below is the above sign photograph Click for a larger image



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