No'am

No'am
נועם
نوعم
Noam, Israel.JPG
No'am is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
No'am
No'am
Coordinates: 31°34′2″N 34°47′20″E / 31.56722°N 34.78889°E / 31.56722; 34.78889Coordinates: 31°34′2″N 34°47′20″E / 31.56722°N 34.78889°E / 31.56722; 34.78889
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilShafir
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1955
Founded byMaghrebi Jewish immigrants and refugees
Population
 (2019)[1]
355

No'am (Hebrew: נֹעַם, נועם, lit. Pleasantness) is a religious moshav in south-central Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 355.[1]

History

The village was established in 1955 by Hapoel HaMizrachi. The first residents were Jewish immigrants from the Maghreb, most of whom were from Morocco. They were later joined by more Jewish immigrants from Iran and Iraq. It was named after the Biblical book Proverbs 3:17: The Wisdom - "Her ways are ways of pleasantness".[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.49, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (in Hebrew)
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