"From orange groves to the frontiers of science" Rehovot by iblatt

Rehovot Travel Guide: 19 reviews and 61 photos

What are my associations of Rehovot?

- An old Moshava (agricultural village) in the 1890s, which has developed into a city.

- Oranges, lots of them: orchards everywhere: once upon a time, not any more...

- The Weitzmann Institute, a world-renowned leading research institute in mathematics, physics, chemistry and the life sciences. Known as "The Institute" to locals. This is where I did my MD thesis, in the neurobiology department. The campus grounds are beautiful, and taking a walk there is inspiring!

- The Faculty of Agriculture of the Hebrew University, known as "The Faculty" to locals, across the street from the Weitzmann Institute.

- An ethnic mixture, reflecting all the Jewish immigration waves to Israel: Eastern Europeans, Yemenites, Germans, Russians, Ethiopians...

- During the siege of Jerusalem in the War of Independence: the departure point of armed convoys to Jerusalem.

- Home of some of our best friends (Daphna and Uri) and relatives (Philip and Ruth)!

  • Last visit to Rehovot: Feb 2012
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • wise23girl's Profile Photo
    Feb 19, 2012 at 12:47 PM

    Nice new review on the gardens...I think I have visited before....Do you go to Iceland soon? There is an active VT person living there.
    Looks beautiful...just do not know where I am with the thumbs up!

  • gilabrand's Profile Photo
    Jan 25, 2010 at 11:44 PM

    Yes, the tunnels...LOL Just got back from NY. Must get to Rehovot one of these days. I also remember the orange groves.

  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Thanks for your story...


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