Ben Zakai

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Ben Zakai
בֶּן זַכַּאי
Ben Zakai is located in Israel
Ben Zakai
Ben Zakai
Coordinates: 31°51′20.87″N 34°43′47.64″E / 31.8557972°N 34.7299000°E / 31.8557972; 34.7299000Coordinates: 31°51′20.87″N 34°43′47.64″E / 31.8557972°N 34.7299000°E / 31.8557972; 34.7299000
District Central
Council Hevel Yavne
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Founded by Libyan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 1,083

Ben Zakai (Hebrew: בֶּן זַכַּאי‎) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Yavne Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,083.

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1950 by immigrants from Tripoli in Libya, and was named after Yochanan ben Zakai.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.