But he decided to stay put and create a haven for secularists in his hostile hometown.
“Show business” was much more a haven for sentimentalists then, not for ironists like Letterman or cold-blooded comics like Leno.
The Arabs offered the Nazis a haven, as well as a market for all their nefarious dealings in arms and black market currency.
Old English hæfen "haven, port," from Old Norse höfn "haven, harbor" or directly from Proto-Germanic *hafno- (cf. Danish havn, Middle Low German havene, German Hafen), perhaps from PIE *kap- "to seize, hold contain" (see have) on notion of place that "holds" ships, but cf. also Old Norse haf, Old English hæf "sea" (see haff). Figurative sense of "refuge," now practically the only sense, is c.1200.
a harbour (Ps. 107:30; Acts 27: 12). The most famous on the coast of Palestine was that of Tyre (Ezek. 27:3). That of Crete, called "Fair Havens," is mentioned Acts 27:8.