This is the series you have been waiting for – the chance to visit communities in Judea and Samaria, from the comfort of your home, and catch a glimpse of life in each and every community.
Mechola, the very first Jewish community established in the Jordan Valley after the Six-Day War, is a true pioneering success story. When a group of young idealistic religious Zionists first came to settle the region, there was nothing but desolate sweeping stretches of barren land and oppressive heat. Undeterred by the lack of habitable conditions, they remained dedicated to their dream – to make the desert bloom and fulfill Biblical Prophecy! They built homes, raised families, planted crops, and infused their community with Bible study and a vibrant religious lifestyle. The influx of second and third-generation families in Mechola is an incredible testimony to this lovely community’s success.
Join me as we visit Mechola. May God bless us all with good health, and may we meet in person soon, to tour Mechola, where we will visit with the people you are meeting today on film.
Shalom from Samaria,
Sondra Oster Baras
Director, Israel Office
1 thought on “Community at a Glance: Mechola”
This looks an impressive effort on the part of those who created this community from 1968. It is to me essential that this community is supported by government of Israel, whatever its political colour, as these pioneering efforts should be treated with the greatest of respect. After all, this is the working out of fulfilment of Biblical prophecy regarding Israel’s return to the Land.