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Kinneret Review

Across the Jordan River from Degania, Kinneret was founded in 1911 as the country's second kibbutz, taking its name from the Hebrew word for the Sea of Galilee. The serene Kibbutz Kinneret Cemetery includes the grave of Rachel HaMeshoreret (Rachel the Poetess), a secular shrine for many Israelis. The pebbles left on her grave by visitors (a token of respect in the Jewish tradition) are a tribute to Rachel's renown and to the romantic hold she has on the national imagination. Born in Russia in 1890, she became a poet of national stature in the Hebrew language; she died in 1931. The cemetery offers a superb view of the lake, the Golan Heights, and majestic Mt. Hermon.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Off Rte. 90, south of junction with Rte. 767 Degania Aleph, 15118
  • Phone: 04/675–9500
  • Location: Degania, Kinneret, and Yardenit
Updated: 05-29-2013

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