|Affiliation||Mishkei Herut Beitar|
|Founded||18 October 1950|
|Founded by||Yemenite Jews|
Bar Giora (Hebrew: בַּר גִּיּוֹרָא) is a moshav in the Judean Mountains in Israel. Located between Beit Shemesh and Jerusalem, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 670.
The village was initially founded by the Herut movement on 18 October 1950 by immigrants from Yemen, and was first named Allar-Bet, later to be called Ramat Shimon. It was established on land belonging to the Palestinian village of Allar, which became depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It is situated northeast of the Allar village site.
The village was also called Eitanim, until residents eventually settled on the name Bar-Giora, after Simon Bar Giora. The Yemenite immigrants, dissatisfied with conditions in their new village, abandoned the village after a short stint of 2-3 years, and in 1954 the village was resettled by immigrants from Morocco.
- "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
- Herut (newspaper), issues: 20 October 1950, page 8 (Hebrew); 3 December 1951, page 2 (Hebrew)
- Khalidi, W. (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 266. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
- Gilad, Moshe (11 November 2013). "How Israeli Wine Caught Up to France, Italy and California". Haaretz. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
- "Bar Giora Winery – A Visit and Tasting Notes | Israeli Wines – Pride of Israel". winesisrael.com. Retrieved 2 January 2019.
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