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The Hebrew Meaning of Tel Aviv – Local Ministry Takes New Ground

Updated: Mar 24

Kehila News, Estera Wieja, March 21, 2020

Local Ministry is Taking New Ground in Israel’s Most Modern City

Do you know the meaning of Tel Aviv? The city’s Hebrew name will leave you hopeful: THE HILL OF SPRING. It was used by the Hebrew translator Nahum Sokolov for the work of Jewish pioneer Theodor Herzl, in description of a dream – of the Jewish land.


Although not referring to the same location, ‘Tel Aviv’ appears already in the Bible. After Prophet Ezekiel heard from the Lord, he rested in Tel Aviv by river Chebar (in what was then Babylon, today’s Iraq).

Today’s renowned “Hill of Spring” is in Israel and is a great symbol of a reborn Jewish life.

The famous Israeli metropolis has gained its great popularity for having a very international vibe and offering a lot of personal freedom which is rare in the region. But more than that, Tel Aviv is a vibrant and highly populated city where faith and doubt collide.


Practically every day there is a group of followers of the Jewish Messiah that pray over the city. They literally overlook its streets, as their 18th-floor prayer room has windows in every direction, including the Mediterranean coast.

This new location has been a blessing to the Dugit ministry, providing a centralized location for the many aspects of their work.

Just a few blocks away from their HaOgen Café, the building houses Dugit offices, the VIP Prayer Tower, Adonai Roi congregation and even a foodbank distribution center.

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