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Sign: Jerusalem - Heritage Sites in Israel - "Beit Harav"


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HaRav Kuk St 9, Jerusalem, Israel
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On the sign:
סמל המועצה לשימור אתרי מורשת בישראל
סמל העיר ירושלים
סמל בית הרב קוק

"בית הרב"
ביתו של מרן הרב אברהם יצחק הכהן קוק זצ"ל (Rav A.L. Kook) שייסד את הרבנות הראשית לארץ ישראל, והיה הרב הראשי הראשון שעמד בראשה, בשנים תרפ"א-תרצ"ה (1921-1935). הבניין נבנה בשנת תרפ"ג, מתרומתו של הנדבן הארי פישל (Harry Fischel).
הבניין שימש, מיום הקמתו, כמשכן לישיבתו של הרב - הישיבה המרכזית העולמית ("מרכז הרב") והיה מרכז רוחני תורני חשוב ליישוב היהודי המתחדש בארץ ישראל.

"Beit Harav"
The home of Rabbi Avraham Yitzchak Hacohen Kook zt"l, who founded the Chief Rabbinate of Eretz Yisrael and served as its first chief rabbi from 1921-1935.
The house was built in 1923, with a generous donation from Mr. Harry Fischel. From the day of its completion, the building served as the home of Rabbi Kook’s yeshivah-The Central Universal Yeshivah ("Mercaz Harav") - and became an important spiritual center of Torah for the newly emerging yishuv in Eretz Yisrael.
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The sign shape is square 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 on the day the sign was taken Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

The rabbi’s house also has signs from the "Photograph in Stone" series about Rabbi Kook and his associates Click for sign's details

The house where Rabbi Kook died is also defined as a heritage site Click for sign's details

Translation of the text on the sign:
Symbol of the Council for the Preservation of Israeli Heritage Sites
Jerusalem city emblem
Emblem of Rabbi Kook’s house




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