Huberman Rehovot

  • Issue: February 1990
  • Designer: D. Pessah
  • Stamp size: 40 x 25.7 mm
  • Sheet of 15 stamps Tabs: 5
  • Printers: E. Lewin-Epstein Ltd.
  • Method of printing: Offset

"And he called the name of it Rehovot; and he said, For now the Lord hath made room". (Genesis 26:22). Rehovot was founded on Purim 1890. Its founders were members of the "Menuha Venahia" Association; they established an independent, settlement, well-planned, managed and directed in a democratic and liberal spirit.

Most of its settlers being scholars, Rehovot had a very intensive cultural life. It became famous for its friendliness to workers, many of whom established new settlements nearby. It was the first settlement to absorb immigrants from the Yemen, also establishing living quarters for them at Shaarim.

After 40 years, Rehovot, which had started as a settlement of vineyards, had become an important citrus centre, which entitled it to be called "The Citrus City". It was also called "The City of Science" because of the Weizmann Institute that had been established there, with its faculty for Agriculture etc. It is now the marketing centre for agricultural products and a commercial and administrative centre for the whole district.

Rehovot has made a considerable contribution to security and defence. It has approximately 80,000 residents.

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