Naham

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Naham
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Naham is located in Israel
Naham
Naham
Coordinates: 31°46′0.12″N 35°0′14.04″E / 31.7667000°N 35.0039000°E / 31.7667000; 35.0039000Coordinates: 31°46′0.12″N 35°0′14.04″E / 31.7667000°N 35.0039000°E / 31.7667000; 35.0039000
Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Jerusalem corridor
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Founded by Cochin and Yemenite Jews

Naham (Hebrew: נַחַם) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 455.

The moshav was established in 1950 by immigrants from Yemen and Cochin on part of the lands of the moshava of Hartuv, abandoned during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. It was named after a member of the Tribe of Judah in the Book of Chronicles 4:19[1] — "And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite."

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.355, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)