This Day in Jewish History / Members of proto-Zionist Group Bilu Land in Palestine

Fourteen members of group emigrate from Russia to escape progroms, the start of Zionism's First Aliyah period.

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On July 6, 1882, the first group of 14 members of the proto-Zionist group Bilu disembarked in Jaffa. They were not the first Russian Jews to emigrate to Palestine in the wake of the wave of pogroms that had...