Shefer

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Moshav Shefer

Shefer (Hebrew: שֶׁפֶר) is a moshav located near Safed in northern Israel. It belongs to the Merom HaGalil Regional Council, and it is founded on the land of the depopulated Palestinian village of Farradiyya.[1]

The moshav was founded in 1950 as a work village for immigrants to Israel from Yemen. After the founders abandoned it, a new moshav was founded in the same location by immigrants from North Africa.

The name "Shefer" is borrowed from the blessing Jacob bestowed on Naftali in the Book of Genesis (49:21).

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  1. ^ Khalidi (1992), p. 450

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Coordinates: 32°56′38.4″N 35°26′9.96″E / 32.944000°N 35.4361000°E / 32.944000; 35.4361000