Shalom Yosef came to Israel from Yemen in 1949. He was one of many Jews who were brought by the young Israeli country in a special operation called “Al Kanfei Nesharim” (On the Wings of Eagles – from the biblical phrase – “On the wings of eagles I shall carry you”). The long journey included long treks, desert crossing with trucks and finally was concluded by flight to Israel. Shalom made it to Israel with only his clothing and sandals as his property, leaving all his belongings behind. In his early days, as a new immigrant, he was a day worker at the established village named Magdiel, which later became the city of Hod Hasharon, planting orchards and picking oranges. As time went by, Shalom gained experience and became an independent farmer, successfully growing assorted types of field crops.