Dvora, Israel

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Dvora
דְּבוֹרָה
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Dvora is located in Israel
Dvora
Dvora
Coordinates: 32°33′11.51″N 35°15′49.32″E / 32.5531972°N 35.2637000°E / 32.5531972; 35.2637000Coordinates: 32°33′11.51″N 35°15′49.32″E / 32.5531972°N 35.2637000°E / 32.5531972; 35.2637000
District Northern
Council Gilboa
Founded by Immigrants from Marrakesh, Morocco
Population (2015)[1] 227
Name meaning Named after Deborah

Devorah (Hebrew: דְּבוֹרָה‎) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Ta'anakh region, near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1956 by immigrants from Morocco as part of a program to populate the Ta'anakh region. The name "Dvora" was inspired by the prophet Devorah (Deborah) (Judges 4:4), who defeated Sisera in the Book of Judges.

References[edit]

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