“It is in the Negev that the creativity and pioneer vigor of Israel shall be tested,” David Ben-Gurion said more than 50 years ago.
Israel’s first prime minister expected others to follow after he moved into Israel’s southern desert in 1954, when he was still in office. He would live there for nearly two decades, but few would move to join him.
What makes Temecula's development as an exurb of Los Angeles especially interesting is that if you're a Temecula booster, you're also likely a pioneer Jewish history buff. The reason is Louis Wolf.