Yavne'el

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Yavne'el
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew יַבְנְאֵל
 • ISO 259 Yabnˀel
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Yavne'el is located in Israel
Yavne'el
Yavne'el
Coordinates: 32°42′34.19″N 35°29′57.84″E / 32.7094972°N 35.4994000°E / 32.7094972; 35.4994000Coordinates: 32°42′34.19″N 35°29′57.84″E / 32.7094972°N 35.4994000°E / 32.7094972; 35.4994000
District North
Founded 1901
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1951)
 • Head of Municipality Ronny Cohen
Area
 • Total 31,680 dunams (31.68 km2 or 12.23 sq mi)
Population (2008)[1]
 • Total 3,100

Yavne'el (Hebrew: יַבְנְאֵל) is a moshava and a local council in the North District of Israel. It is one of the oldest rural Jewish communities in the country.[2]

History[edit]

Yavne'el in 1910

Yavne'el is named after a village in the tribe Naphtali (Jos 19:33), which is believed to have been located on the archaeological tel north of the moshava.

The village was established by the Jewish Colonization Association on lands bought by the Baron Rothschild, by villagers from Horan and Metula.

Located southwest of Tiberias, it was declared a local council in 1951. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Yavne'el had a population of 3,100 in 2008, with a growth rate of 1.4%. The local council is jointly responsible for Yavne'el, Beit Gan, Mishmar HaShlosha, and Smadar. Many organizations were established in Yavne'el, including the Israeli Farmers Union, the Galilee Squadron and the Golani Brigade.

Breslov City[edit]

In 1986, Rabbi Eliezer Shlomo Schik founded a Breslov community largely consisting of baalei teshuvah (newly religious) adherents in Yavne'el. Today this community, which calls itself "Breslov City", numbers 350 residents. It includes a beis medrash, kollel, yeshiva, and mikveh. There is also a boys school, girls school, nursery and kindergarten, with enrollment of over 1000 children.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

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