Bnei Re'em

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Bnei Re'em
PikiWiki Israel 4269 The entrance of Moshav Bnei Reem.JPG
Bnei Re'em is located in Israel
Bnei Re'em
Bnei Re'em
Coordinates: 31°46′11.63″N 34°47′26.15″E / 31.7698972°N 34.7905972°E / 31.7698972; 34.7905972Coordinates: 31°46′11.63″N 34°47′26.15″E / 31.7698972°N 34.7905972°E / 31.7698972; 34.7905972
District Central
Council Nahal Sorek
Affiliation Poalei Agudat Yisrael
Founded 1949
Founded by Eastern European immigrants and Yemenite Jewish refugees
Population (2015)[1] 1,353

Bnei Re'em (Hebrew: בְּנֵי רְאֵ"ם‎, lit. Sons of Re'em) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Nahal Sorek Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,353.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The moshav is named for the Gerrer Rebbe, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter.[2] "Re'em" is a Hebrew acronym.

History[edit]

Bnei Re'em was established in 1949 by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and Jewish refugees from Yemen on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Masmiyya al-Kabira.[3] Until a pump was installed that worked on an automated sabbath clock, an Arab family that lived in the area served as a Sabbath Goy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ The Speyers of Bnei Re'em Haaretz
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 125. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  4. ^ Júlia Todolí Rosana Dolón (2008) Analysing Identities in Discourse, John Benjamins Publishing Company, p102 ISBN 90-272-2719-5