Shuva

Shuva
שׁוּבָה
شوڤا
Shuva is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Shuva
Shuva
Coordinates: 31°27′4″N 34°32′42″E / 31.45111°N 34.54500°E / 31.45111; 34.54500Coordinates: 31°27′4″N 34°32′42″E / 31.45111°N 34.54500°E / 31.45111; 34.54500
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilSdot Negev
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1950
Founded byLibyan Jewish immigrants and refugees
Population
 (2019)[1]
691

Shuva (Hebrew: שׁוּבָה) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and covering 4,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 691.[1]

History

The village was established in 1950 by Jewish immigrants and refugees from Tripoli (in modern Libya). They were later joined by more Jewish immigrants from Algeria and Tunisia. However, this created tensions between the residents, and in 1957 the moshav split in two, with the Tunisian residents leaving to form Zimrat.

Its name was taken from Psalms 126:4;

Turn our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the dry land.

References

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

External links

  • Shuva Negev Information Centre
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