Beit Yehoshua

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Beit Yehoshua
בֵּית יְהוֹשֻעַ
Beit Yehoshua is located in Israel
Beit Yehoshua
Beit Yehoshua
Coordinates: 32°15′39.95″N 34°51′46.79″E / 32.2610972°N 34.8629972°E / 32.2610972; 34.8629972Coordinates: 32°15′39.95″N 34°51′46.79″E / 32.2610972°N 34.8629972°E / 32.2610972; 34.8629972
District Central
Council Hof HaSharon
Affiliation HaOved HaTzioni
Founded 17 August 1938
Founded by Bnei Akiva and HaNoar HaTzioni movement members
Population (2015)[1] 1,062

Beit Yehoshua (Hebrew: בֵּית יְהוֹשֻעַ‎, lit. House of Yehoshua) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain near Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,062. The Beit Yehoshua Railway Station is adjacent to the moshav.

History[edit]

The village was established as a kibbutz on 17 August 1938 by gar'in of the Bnei Akiva and HaNoar HaTzioni movements as part of the tower and stockade settlement programme. According to the Jewish National Fund, the original settlers were orthodox and were engaged in intensive farming and citrus.[2] It was named after Yehoshua Tahon (or Joshua Thon), a Galician Zionist leader.[2] By 1947 it had a population of about 150.[2]

In 1950 it became a moshav shitufi, and later a moshav ovdim (a more common form of moshav.)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. pp. 22–23.