1. Seven Wells
Reminds us of Platform Nine and Three Quarters in Harry Potter.
Hebrew: בָּאֵר שְׁבַע
Transliteration: beh-er sheh-vah
English: Beer Sheva
It’s like living under the sea.
Hebrew: בַּת יָם
Transliteration: bat yam
English: Bat Yam
3. Hope Entrance
The original meaning was “gates of hope” to welcome the new immigrants to the city.
Hebrew: פְּתַח תִּקְוָה
Transliteration: peh-tach teek-vah
English: Petach Tikva
4. Eye Head
Rosh Haayin played a major role as an intersection of trade routes in the biblical days.
Hebrew: רֹאשׁ עַיִן
Transliteration: rosh eye-een
English: Rosh Haayin
5. The Cave Head
For those of you that don’t know, Rosh Hanikra has beautiful caves and grottos on the Mediterranean coast. It’s worth a trip!
Hebrew: רֹאשׁ הַנִּקְרָה
Transliteration: rosh hah-nee-krah
English: Rosh Hanikra
We’re sure this city has more than just a few lanes to offer.
7. Two Hills
Tel Aviv may be flat, but its neighboring town, Givatayim, actually has quite a few hills.
8. First to Zion
If getting to Israel were a race, then this town is the self-declared winner.
Hebrew: רִאשׁוֹן לְצִיּוֹן
Transliteration: reesh-ohn leh-tzee-ohn
English: Rishon Lezion
We thought it was understood that cities have streets.
10. Grandfather’s Village
Nothing better than coming home to grandpa.
Hebrew: כְּפָר סַבָּא
Transliteration: k’far sah-bah
English: Kfar Saba
What came first, the city or the beer?
12. Corner Head
The true meaning of the name Rosh Pina is “keystone,” which symbolized the start of a new Jewish village in the 1800s.
Hebrew: רֹאשׁ פִּנָּה
Transliteration: rosh pee-nah
English: Rosh Pina
13. Sun House
Makes you feel all nice and warm inside.
Hebrew: בֵּית שֶׁמֶשׁ
Transliteration: beit sheh-mesh
English: Bet Shemesh
The city’s name comes from the historical use of the town as a place to send messages by smoke to neighboring settlements.
The city was actually named after the eucalyptus trees in the area which share the name “Sderot” and brought work to the local people.