Berekhya

Berekhya
ברכיה
Berekhya is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Berekhya
Berekhya
Coordinates: 31°40′1″N 34°37′30″E / 31.66694°N 34.62500°E / 31.66694; 34.62500
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilHof Ashkelon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1950
Founded byTunisian Jews
Population
 (2021)[1]
1,252

Berekhya (Hebrew: בֶּרֶכְיָה) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located four kilometres east of Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2021 it had a population of 1,252.[1]

History

The moshav was founded in the winter of 1950 by immigrants from the Tunisian island of Djerba,[2] who had formed a community whilst in a camp in Pardes Hana. Its name is an expression of the founders' wishes for the blessing (Hebrew: בְּרָכָה, Brakha) of God.

References

  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
  2. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources, Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations 1962, p37
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