Bitha

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Bitha is also a former name for the Latin titular see of Bida (North Africa)
Bitha
Village synagogue
Village synagogue
Bitha is located in Israel
Bitha
Bitha
Coordinates: 31°20′3.83″N 34°37′56.63″E / 31.3343972°N 34.6323972°E / 31.3343972; 34.6323972Coordinates: 31°20′3.83″N 34°37′56.63″E / 31.3343972°N 34.6323972°E / 31.3343972; 34.6323972
District Southern
Council Merhavim
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Yemenite Jews
Population (2015)[1] 721

Bitha (Hebrew: בִּטְחָה‎, lit. Tranquillity) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev near Ofakim, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merhavim Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 721.

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1950 as a ma'abara named Hakam Ha-107 (lit. The 107th Kilometer) after the milestone on the Beersheba-Gaza road which showed it to be 107 kilometers to Jerusalem. It was later converted to a moshav by immigrants from Yemen and was renamed Bitha, taken from the Book of Isaiah 30:15;

For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel: in sitting still and rest shall ye be saved, in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength; and ye would not.

References[edit]

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