As you walk down the main street, Rehov Hameyasdim, be on the lookout for a beautiful old building whose façade resembles that of an ancient synagogue. Known as Binyamin’s Pool in memory of Baron Edmond de Rothschild (Binyamin ben Ya’acov) this was the settlement’s first water tower.
At the time, this was one of the first water towers of its kind and considered to be quite advanced. Until it was built, in 1891, the settlers carried water in barrels. Once this new tower was built, water was initially brought to main points in the street and only later pipes were laid to bring water into the settler’s homes. However, it was a big improvement nonetheless.