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    As in the past so it remains today - we were and still are under the selfsame commitment to adhere to the directions of the Gedolei Yisrael, who stand guard against breaches of purity threatening our camp. When we were required to ask – we asked. When we were instructed to depart – we left. The moment we are summoned back to raise the flag, every other consideration is pushed to the side and we answer: We are ready!

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    The ancestral chain of Harav Yisrael Friedman, the founder of the Husyatin chassidic court, originates with the holy Baal Shem Tov. The Husyatin chassidus has its roots in Galicia and eventually came to Tel Aviv, during the turbulent years between the two World Wars.

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In Jewish Sites

Haifa – Nesher Park

This location was already specified during the Mandate Period to be preserved as a Nature Reserve, and in the 50's was the site of planting of pine trees every Tu b’Shevat. The area was later neglected, and became nothing more than a dumpsite – and when the site was in danger of being entirely ruined, a rehabilitation project of Keren Kayemet l’Yisrael began, and took the area under its wing. The transformation was stunning and the attractions beckon. There is also a cable car running on steel cables which is also suitable for children.

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Urban development has been steadily encroaching on previously green areas. The greed of developers and the connections between wealthy-interests and the government, often lead to an impasse in trying to halt the process of destruction, since the narrow vested interests are the ones with power on their side. This looked like what would happen eventually with the Nesher Park, except that in the course of the arguments, Keren Kayemet l’Yisrael decided to adopt the area as one of its special projects.

The park covers an area of 200 dunams, and is located on the northern slopes of the Carmel Mountain, south of the town of Nesher. It stretches from the area of Haifa University and the region of Nesher, to south of the Ramat Yitzchak neighbourhood. This is the area bordering on Road 705 which encircles it from the south and the west.

At the centre of the park there is a cable bridge, suspended at a height of seventy metres. This is an adventure bridge which sways as people walk across it – it is constructed from steel ropes and beams, and enables access to various areas of the park. The bridge is constructed in such a way that it blends into the surrounding natural features of the park, the pines and oaks, and beneath it flows the Ketia river, which meanders through the park area and continues on towards Haifa bay. From the bridge one can view all the surrounding area, and there is also an observation deck which offers an exceptional view of the northern side of the bridge.

Approximately 150 metres west of the bridge there is another suspension bridge, which connects different regions of the park.

There are marked walking paths on both sides of the Ketia River, which commence at the picnic site at the entrance to the park and end at the bridges which connect that region of the park to its other side. The paths are shady, and pass by two caves, in one of which were discovered remains from an earlier period of settlement.

In addition, other parts of the park open to the public include a large recreation area, with climbing and play apparatus and specific areas for various activities for both adults and children. Along the walking paths there are benches for tourists to rest on.

How to access the park:

The easiest way to reach the park is from the new road that leads from Nesher to Haifa University. One turns off in the direction of Ramat Yitzchak; at the junction, one takes the left turning onto Charuv Street, until one sees a sign for “Nesher Park – Keren Kayemet l’Yisrael.” There is a parking lot, and one can follow the marked paths from there. In order to reach the bridge directly, one should follow the sign for “Ketia River” for approximately a quarter of an hour of moderate walking pace.

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