Streetwise: Yaakov Dori (Rav Aluf)

The street was named in Dori’s honor in 1974. It is one of Haifa’s longest thoroughfares.

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August 23, 2018 15:24
Streetwise: Yaakov Dori (Rav Aluf)

yakov dori. (photo credit: IDF)

 
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Driving or walking around a city, one often wonders about the connection between a certain street and the person whose name it bears. Derech Yaakov Dori – also known as Rav Aluf Yaakov Dori Street – is a metaphor for the life of an extraordinary soldier-turned-academic.

Yaakov Dori was educated in Haifa and was commander of the Hagana forces there before becoming its first chief of staff (rav aluf). He was later appointed president of the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, the city in which he lived until his death in 1973.

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