Zimrat

Zimrat
זִמְרָת
زيمرات
Zimrat is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Zimrat
Zimrat
Coordinates: 31°26′54″N 34°33′3″E / 31.44833°N 34.55083°E / 31.44833; 34.55083Coordinates: 31°26′54″N 34°33′3″E / 31.44833°N 34.55083°E / 31.44833; 34.55083
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilSdot Negev
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1957
Founded byTunisian Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
624

Zimrat (Hebrew: זִמְרָת, lit. Song) 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 624.[1]

History

The village was established in 1957 by Jewish immigrants from Tunisia after a split in nearby Shuva. Initially called Shuva Bet, it was later renamed Zimrat, which was taken[2] from the Book of Exodus 15:2;

The LORD is my strength and song, and He is become my salvation; this is my God, and I will glorify Him; my father's God, and I will exalt Him.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1974). "Zimrat". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Vol. 2. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. p. 2095.; Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p. 484, ISBN 965-220-186-3

External links

  • Zimrat Negev Information Centre
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