Naaman Belkind, son of Shimshon and Penina and grandson of a founder of Rishon Le Zion, A. M. Freiman, was born in Gedera. As a small boy he come to Rishon Le Zion with his family. He studied at the local elementary school ("Haviv") and at the Alliance School.
In 1905, when Dr. Matmon Cohen was principal of the school in Rishon Le Zion, they began looking for youngsters who could study various subjects in the Hebrew language. Naaman Belkind was one of those who prepared printed lists on the hectograph for the school. This was the first core group for the "Young Hebrews" society whose task it was to renew the widespread use of the Hebrew language. After Israel Belkind brought the Kishinev orphans to the country, to Ben Shemen, after the pogroms in Russia in 1903, he worked as a teacher and as secretary of the school in Ben Shemen.
As a result of the "Young Turks" revolution in Turkey he was one of the first to enlist in the Turkish army. When he was released he received land from Pic"a (Palestine Jewish Colonisation Association),
settled in Rishon Le Zion and began toYosef Lishansky,for spying and was sentenced to the deah penalty and on Sunday 15th December 1917 he was hanged. In his will, which was written fifteen minutes before his death, as he said, he asked his family to one day transfer his body for burial in Rishon Le Zion. And indeed, in September l920 he was brought for burial in the old cemetery in Rishon Le Zion.