The NBN Go South program brought 60 Olim from the center down south for the annual Darom Adom. Over sixty Olim from Jerusalem and the surrounding area had a full day of exploring the beauty of southern Israel. and had their pictures taken by professional photographer, Barak Aharon We first visited the Yad Mordechai Museum – from Holocaust to Revival. There they learned about life in the Warsaw Ghetto and about Mordechai Anilevitz, one of the leaders in the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, who the Kibbutz is named after. They also heard the exciting story of the Kibbutz’s establishment , and its important role in the settlement of the Negev. From there we traveled to further south to Be’er Marva, wound through fields of cabbage and came to red carpets of Kalaniot (anemones). Every year following the rainy season, the northern Negev is carpeted with these magnificent red flowers. ‘Darom Adom’ celebrates Israel’s national flower and Israel’s great agricultural achievements. Sitting amongst the flowers, they heard from three Southern Olim, Megan Turner, Allison Levine Speiser and Asher Schwartz and his family, all who told their inspiring, pioneering stories about how they are making the desert bloom in each of their communities. Inspired by their commitment to be carry out Ben Gurion’s dream to make the dessert bloom, Olim travelled back north, tired but exhilarated from a day of history and nature in our small and precious land. #NegevisNow Ready to explore Israel’s South? http\://www.nbn.org.il/gosouth/
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