If I were a rich man

11.08.2011                      11.Aw-Elul, 5771

Weinrunde:

If I were a rich man

Protesters set tents in Rothschild Blvd. But besides philanthropy, Rothschilds are world’s preeminent wine family.

Talk about the Rothschilds and you will automatically think of finance, the arts and philanthropy.
However, scratch below the surface and then wine, the Jewish community and Israel come to the fore as ongoing threads through the remarkable family story. Their influence in the building of the State of Israel is unparalleled.
Some of the most fundamental institutions in Israel were founded with financial support from this most famous of Jewish families. The Knesset and new Supreme Court Building were funded by the Rothschilds. Some towns such as Zichron Ya’acov and Binyamina were named after Rothschilds. These and others, such as Rishon Lezion and Caesarea, remain monuments to their support and generosity….