|Founded||30 October 1949|
Azaria (Hebrew: עֲזַרְיָה), or Azarya is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah around five kilometres south-east of Ramle, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gezer Regional Council. In 2011 it had a population of 1,024.
The moshav was established on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village named Al-Barriyya on 30 October 1949 by 25 families from Jerusalem as part of the "From the city to the village" plan. Its name is symbolic, though there a theory that it was named after Azariah of Judah. The symbolic meaning is an acronym from the Hebrew religious sentence: "Immigrants(ole) (of) Zakho(village in Kurdistan) saw(ra'u)(the) salvation(jeshuat) (of the) Lord(HaShem)."
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- Official website (Hebrew)