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Hebrew

History


         
 

Mizpe Hayamim is the realization of a vision and a continuous expression of the reciprocal relations between man and nature. It all began with the enterprise of Dr. Erich Jacob Yaroslavsky (Yaros), born in Rustenburg in 1892 to an enthusiastic Zionist family who originated from Germany.

Yaros immigrated to Palestine in 1920, accompanied by his wife and children. He settled in the Galilee and became renowned for his innovative treatments that cured many of the area's residents. One day, while walking with his family, he stopped at the foot of Mt. Canaan. He climbed the mountain by foot and stood at the top overlooking the valley and the Hula Lake, which glistened from afar. At that moment, he swore that one day he would erect a resort at that very spot, and it would be based on the principles of vegetarian cooking and herbal treatments.

Even today, Dr. Yaros' vision would be highly appreciated in light of the growing segment of the population seeking a more natural life style, consuming organic food and searching for a balance between body and soul. At that time, however, Yaros' dream was truly groundbreaking, and was even perceived by many as eccentric.

On the path to the realization of his vision, Yaros was met with administrative challenges, massacres, diseases and opposition. But, even a prolonged absence, to continue his study of homeopathy (natural medicine) and naturopathy (herbal medicine) in Germany did not make him give up on his dream.

In 1926, Yaros purchased the desired plot and began working the land. Throughout the years, and during his stay in Tel Aviv where his new homeopathic clinic began to flourish, he continued to regularly visit the Galilee and with the help of family and friends he worked the dry rocky soil, built terraces and planted fruit trees and plants.