||Gutman Itzhak Nissan
Itzhak Gutman and his wife came to Palestine from the US in 1920 because they were Zionists and because they wanted to take up work on the land. It was the Balfour Declaration that inspired their decision.
Itzhak bought land in Rishon Le Zion, built a dairy, grew vegetables, raised chickens and worked alongside his Yemenite workers. He also acted as a guard in the village. (He had received some military training in Russia).
He was a member of the Hassidic Synagogue and taught a lesson in Gemara every day until he completed the six books.
He died in Rishon Le-Zion just before the creation of the State and was buried on the Mt. Of Olives in Jerusalem in a burial plot he had purchased in his lifetime in the area reserved for the Wohlin Hassidim.
He was one of the last to be buried on the Mt. Of Olives before the Arabs took over the area during the War of Independence.