Sharsheret, Israel

Sharsheret
שַׁרְשֶׁרֶת
شرشيرت
Etymology: 'chain' or 'necklace'
Sharsheret is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Sharsheret
Sharsheret
Sharsheret is located in Israel
Sharsheret
Sharsheret
Coordinates: 31°24′16″N 34°36′12″E / 31.40444°N 34.60333°E / 31.40444; 34.60333Coordinates: 31°24′16″N 34°36′12″E / 31.40444°N 34.60333°E / 31.40444; 34.60333
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilSdot Negev
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1951
Founded byTunisian Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
321

Sharsheret (Hebrew: שַׁרְשֶׁרֶת, lit. Chain) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and covering 6,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 321.[1]

History

The village was established in 1951 with the help of the Jewish Agency for Israel by Bnei Akiva members who were immigrants from Tunisia . Its name is a combination of two words, Sar (lit. Minister, written with a Shin, and therefore also pronounceable as "Shar") and Sharett (referring to Moshe Sharett, who was Foreign Minister at the time the moshav was founded).[2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ שרשרת Or Movement
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