Beit Elazari

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Beit Elazari
בֵּית אֶלְעָזָרִי
Beit Elazari Aerial View.jpg
Beit Elazari is located in Israel
Beit Elazari
Beit Elazari
Coordinates: 31°50′36.95″N 34°48′15.47″E / 31.8435972°N 34.8042972°E / 31.8435972; 34.8042972Coordinates: 31°50′36.95″N 34°48′15.47″E / 31.8435972°N 34.8042972°E / 31.8435972; 34.8042972
District Central
Council Brenner
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Eastern European Jewish immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,494
Name meaning House of Elazari

Beit Elazari (Hebrew: בֵּית אֶלְעָזָרִי‎, lit. House of Elazari; Arabic: بيت إلعزاري‎‎) is a moshav in central Israel. Located three miles south of the city of Rehovot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Brenner Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,494.[1]


It was founded in 1948 by Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, on the site of the depopulated Arab village of al-Maghar.[citation needed] Initially named Arugot (Hebrew: ערוגות‎‎), it was later renamed Ekron HaHadasha (Hebrew: עקרון החדשה‎‎, lit. New Ekron) and then to its current name after the agronomist Yitzhak Elazari-Volcani, the founder of modern agriculture in Israel.[2] It was the first moshav established by new immigrants, who included Avraham Zilberberg, later a member of the Knesset.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 64. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ Avraham Zilberberg: Public Activities Knesset website

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