No'am

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No'am
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No'am is located in Israel
No'am
No'am
Coordinates: 31°34′2.06″N 34°47′20.04″E / 31.5672389°N 34.7889000°E / 31.5672389; 34.7889000Coordinates: 31°34′2.06″N 34°47′20.04″E / 31.5672389°N 34.7889000°E / 31.5672389; 34.7889000
Council Shafir
Region Hevel Lakhish
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1955
Founded by North African immigrants
Population (2008) 413[1]

No'am (Hebrew: נֹעַם, נועם, lit. Pleasantness) is a religious moshav in south-central Israel and named after[2] the Biblical book Proverbs 3:17: The Wisdom - "Her ways are ways of pleasantness".

Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 430.

The village was established in 1955 by Hapoel HaMizrachi. The first residents were immigrants from North Africa, most of whom were from Morocco. They were later joined by more immigrants from Iran and Iraq.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  2. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jeruusalem 1999, Carta, p.49, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)