|Founded by||Yemenite Jews|
|Name meaning||Named after Aminadab|
Aminadav (Hebrew: עַמִּינָדָב) is a moshav in central Israel. Located southwest of Jerusalem near Yad Kennedy, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,161.
The name "Aminadav" is a combination of two Hebrew words; "Ami"- my nation, and "Nadav"- generous, giving, or volunteering; thus Aminadav translates "a generous people" and its origin is from the Hebrew Bible book of Exodus (6:23 et al.); "Nachshon ben Aminadav" was the first man to enter the "Red Sea" as the Jews left slavery in Egypt.
The Aminadav Forest, spread over 7 km² (700 ha), is a combination of natural woodland and trees planted by the Jewish National Fund along the Salmon-Sorek contour. The forest overlooks the Sorek and Refa`im riverbeds and the Jerusalem hills. In the forest are several natural springs, ancient agricultural terraces, orchards, ancient wine presses and chalk pits. The Lord Sacks forest is a forest of 25,000 trees being planted within the Aminadav forest by the JNF, UK. It is named for Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Lord Jonathan Sacks.
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