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Sign: Tel Aviv - Heritage Sites in Israel - The Founders well


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Emek Brakha St 48, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel
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סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר תל אביב
סמל משרד התרבות והספורט

באר הראשונים
בשנת 1925 נוסדה נחלת יצחק על ידי קבוצת יהודים שבאו מקובנה שבליטא. בראשיתה הייתה נחלת יצחק מושבה חקלאית, ורק במרוצת השנים הפכה לשכונה עירונית.
במשך תקופה ממושכת שימשה הבאר הזאת מקור המים העיקרי של היישוב. סמוך לבאר הוקם בשנת תרפ"ז (1926) מגדל מים ומפלסו התחתון שימוש להתכנסות ולתפילה, עד שנת תרצ"ד (1934), אז נחנך במתחם זה בית הכנסת הגדול ע"ש הרב הגאון יצחק אלחנן ספקטור זצ"ל, הרב הראשי של קובנה ומנהיג יהדות רוסיה, ע"ש נקראה גם השכונה.
לפני קום המדינה, שימשה הבאר גם כ"סליק" להסתרת כלי נשק של ארגון "ההגנה". סמוך לכאן, בבאר המים העזובה שברחוב זימן, הפעיל בחשאי ארגון ה"אצ"ל" מכונת דפוס, להדפסת כרוזים נגד שלטונות המנדט הבריטי.
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The sign is rectangular but its head is designed according to the silhouette of the old building of the Gymnasia Herzliya, which serves as a logo of the Council for the Preservation of Heritage Sites in Israel

The building was photographed that day Click for a larger image

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
The symbol of the city of Tel Aviv
Ministry of Culture and Sport symbol

The Founders well
In 1925, Nahalat Yitzhak was founded by a group of Jews who came from Kaunas, Lithuania. In the beginning, Nahalat Yitzhak was an agricultural colony, and only over the years did it become an urban neighborhood.
For a long time, this well served as the main water source of the settlement. A water tower was built near the well in 1926, and its lower level was used for gatherings and prayers, until 1934, when the Great Synagogue named after Rabbi Yitzchak Elchanan Spector, the Chief Rabbi of Kaunas and the leader of Russian Jewry was inaugurated in this complex, after whom the neighborhood is also named.
Before the establishment of the state, the well also served as a "slick" for hiding weapons of the "Haganah" organization. Nearby, in the deserted water well on Zeiman Street, the Irgun secretly operated a printing press to print leaflets against the British Mandate authorities.



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