Lovers of Zion (English Translation of the Hebrew, Hovevei Zion)
LOVERS OF ZION (English translation of the Hebrew, Hovevei Zion)
A group founded in the 1882 by Leo Pinsker, a Russian doctor, and other European Jews living in Europe who dreamed of emigrating to Palestine, and who actively organized people to live out that dream. Advocates of Zionism, they organized the creation of Jewish colonies in Palestine. They founded, among others, the cities of Rishon LeTzion and Hadera.
SEE ALSO Zionism.