Beit Hillel

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This article is about the moshav. For the school of Jewish law, see House of Hillel.

Beit Hillel (Hebrew: בֵּית הִלֵּל) is a moshav for a group of workers in the tower and stockade settlements in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel. It belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. It is located on the west bank of Nahal Snir (the Hasbani), about 5 km from Kiryat Shmona. The moshav is named after Dr. Hillel Yaffe, a doctor who immigrated to Israel during the Second Aliyah.

The moshav was founded in 1940 as one of the Ussishkin fortresses by a mixed group of immigrants from Europe and native Israelis, but it was abandoned after several years. In 1949 it was resettled by retired soldiers.

Its area is 3,500 dunams.

Today the inhabitants (approximately 300 families) of the moshav make their livelihood from agriculture, breeding cows and tourism. The moshav is considered especially attractive for tourists in northern Israel, mainly because of its location in Upper Galilee between the kibbutzim of Kfar Blum and HaGoshrim and near the Hasbani.

Notable residents[edit]

Coordinates: 33°12′27″N 35°36′20.51″E / 33.20750°N 35.6056972°E / 33.20750; 35.6056972