Shoresh

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Not to be confused with the term, Shoresh (שורש), the Hebrew word for Semitic root.
Shoresh
שֹׁרֶשׁ, שורש
Shoresh is located in Israel
Shoresh
Shoresh
Coordinates: 31°47′47.76″N 35°3′55.08″E / 31.7966000°N 35.0653000°E / 31.7966000; 35.0653000Coordinates: 31°47′47.76″N 35°3′55.08″E / 31.7966000°N 35.0653000°E / 31.7966000; 35.0653000
Council Mateh Yehuda
Region Judean Mountains
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 1948
Founded by Eastern European immigrants

Shoresh (Hebrew: שורש, שֹׁרֶשׁ, lit. Root) is a moshav shitufi in the Jerusalem Corridor, Israel, under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. Located five kilometres from Sha'ar HaGai, it covers an area of 7,500 dunams (2.9 mi² or 7.5 km²). In 2006, it had a population of 577.

On April 15, 1948, the Harel Brigade captured the Arab village of Saris overlooking the highway to Jerusalem. The strategic hilltop position had been used to fire on Jewish vehicles traveling on the road below.[1][verification needed]

That year, a group of immigrants from Eastern Europe founded a kibbutz on the site, adapting the name of the abandoned village. Four years later, it became a moshav. Today Shoresh operates a hotel, conference center and banquet hall.

In July 1995, a fire virtually destroyed the moshav's poultry and orchard industries, damaged the hotel, and left over half the moshav members homeless. [2]

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