Elifelet

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Elifelet
אֱלִיפֶלֶט
Elifelet is located in Israel
Elifelet
Elifelet
Coordinates: 32°56′50.64″N 35°32′56.04″E / 32.9474000°N 35.5489000°E / 32.9474000; 35.5489000Coordinates: 32°56′50.64″N 35°32′56.04″E / 32.9474000°N 35.5489000°E / 32.9474000; 35.5489000
Council Mevo'ot HaHermon
Region Upper Galilee
Founded 1949
Founded by Moshavim Movement
Name meaning Named after Biblical character

Elifelet (Hebrew: אֱלִיפֶלֶט) is a moshav in the Upper Galilee near Rosh Pina in northern Israel. It belongs to the Mevo'ot HaHermon Regional Council. About 110 families live there and work in agriculture.

The moshav is located on the former village grounds of the depopulated Arab village of Al-Zanghariyya. It was depopulated in 1948. The modern moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants to Israel from Yemen by the Moshavim Movement but was abandoned after several years and resettled during the 1950s by immigrants from North Africa and Iraq.

The name "Elifelet" is borrowed from several characters in the Hebrew Bible who were also named Elifelet, for example one of the sons of King David (2 Samuel 5:16 / 1 Chronicles 3:8) and a repatriate after the Babylonian Captivity (Ezra 8:13).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem: Carta, p.143