Rosh Pinna

Rosh Pina (Hebrew ראש פינה, also called " Rosh Pina " is written ) is a village in the Upper Galilee; it belongs to the North District of Israel. The city was founded in 1882 by 30 immigrant families from the Romanian city Moineşti. Rosh Pina means " cornerstone" and is a quote taken from a verse of the Psalm (Ps 118:22 EU), which is the bottom of the coat of arms (see picture right).


Rosh Pina was one of the first modern Jewish settlement in Palestine, which was then part of the Ottoman Empire. The settlement, whose founding by Samuel Pineles was prepared, in 1883, was the first Jewish settlement under the auspices of Baron Edmond James de Rothschild. The place is an Israeli local association today.


Rosh Pina had 2500 inhabitants, mostly Jews end of 2006. 1948, the year of the founding of Israel and the outbreak of the Palestine war the city had 346 inhabitants.


Rosh Pina is located north of the Sea of Galilee, about 2 km southeast of the city of Safed at an altitude of 420 meters above mean sea level. Just north of Rosh Pina is the Huleebene with the remains of Hula Lake, which is actually a dry-laid in the 1950s swamp.


The airfield Mahanaim / Rosh Pina Airport is located 2.1 km from Rosh Pina. The airfield is only for the national air traffic is important.