Zru'a

Zru'a
זְרוּעָה
زروعا
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Zru'a is located in Northwest Negev region of Israel
Zru'a
Zru'a
Coordinates: 31°27′30″N 34°37′29″E / 31.45833°N 34.62472°E / 31.45833; 34.62472Coordinates: 31°27′30″N 34°37′29″E / 31.45833°N 34.62472°E / 31.45833; 34.62472
CountryIsrael
DistrictSouthern
CouncilSdot Negev
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1953
Founded byMoroccan Jews
Population
 (2019)[1]
468

Zru'a (Hebrew: זְרוּעָה, lit. Sown) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and the Gaza Strip, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 468.[1]

History

The village was established in 1953 by immigrants from Morocco. Its name is taken[2] from the Book of Jeremiah 2:2;

Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the LORD: I remember for thee the affection of thy youth, the love of thine espousals; how thou wentest after Me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.

References

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Vilnai, Ze'ev (1974). "Zeruah". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Vol. 2. Tel Aviv, Israel: Am Oved. p. 2105.; Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p. 483, ISBN 965-220-186-3

External links

  • Zru'a Negev Information Centre
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