What are my feelings towards Kiryat Shmona?
I would like to give you a taste of what the city of Kiryat Shmona is for me personally.
Because regarding the regular information, anyone can easily read on Wikipedia or other sites.
Kiryat Shmona is a city with a mission. The locals feel that they are physically protecting the northern border of the State of Israel. In my opinion, the other residents of the State of Israel feel the same way, about Kiryat Shmona people.
The old yeshiva in Kiryat Shmona is an example of how Judaism can be wonderfully combined with Zionism.
By the way, not many people know why the city is called Kiryat ‘Shmona’. Unlike Be’er ‘Sheva’ and Kiryat ‘Arba’ and “Mea Shearim’ that are all written in the Book of Genesis, Kiryat ‘Shmona’ is named after those killed in the battle of Tel Hai in 1920. At first it was called ‘Kiryat Yosef’ after Yosef Trumpeldor. But later its name was changed to Kiryat Shmona in order to commemorate the other seven fighters who were killed in the same battle in Tel Hai.
Next time you come to visit Kiryat Shmona, please tell me what you see.
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