Tour in Old Rosh Pina
Beit Hapekidut – The House of the Clerks
The clerks sent by Baron Rothschild to run Rosh Pina needed elegant living quarters, offices and even a park. Rosh Pina was the administrative center of all the baron’s settlements in Galilee! Beit Hapekidut houses offers an audiovisual program about early Rosh Pina.
Hebrew viewing hours: Fridays and Saturdays 11:00, 12:00 and 13:00.
For English, call (04) 693-6913.
Home of Prof. Gidon Mer
Gideon Mer was an Israeli scientist whose work was mostly concerned with the eradication of malaria. After World War I, he returned to Rosh Pina. His laboratory there eventually became a research station for the study of the bionomics of mosquitoes and methods of malaria control. The house has been preserved and contains a small museum exhibit of items from various periods:- plows, laboratory equipment and textbooks.
Shlomo Ben Yosef’s Cave
The cave, concealed beneath the abandoned administration building, served as a hiding place for three men from the Betar squadron who set out in April 1938 on a retaliation mission to counteract Arab attacks against Jewish settlers. The British army hunted them down and they were trapped in the cave with their firearms. All three were sentenced to death, but defense attorneys managed to prevent the execution of two of them. The third, Shlomo Ben Yosef, was executed by hanging at Acre jailhouse. An audiovisual presentation in the cave depicts the era in general and this event in particular.
A European style park for the Baron’s clerks and their families.