Ein Ya'akov

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Ein Ya'akov
Ein Ya'akov houses from castle.jpg
Ein Ya'akov is located in Israel
Ein Ya'akov
Ein Ya'akov
Coordinates: 33°0′36.71″N 35°13′45.11″E / 33.0101972°N 35.2291972°E / 33.0101972; 35.2291972Coordinates: 33°0′36.71″N 35°13′45.11″E / 33.0101972°N 35.2291972°E / 33.0101972; 35.2291972
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Founded by Iraqi and Kurdish Jews
Population (2015)[1] 987

Ein Ya'akov (Hebrew: עֵין יַעֲקֹב‎, lit. Jacob Spring) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Ma'alot-Tarshiha, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 987.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1953 by immigrants from Kurdistan and Iraq. Its name is taken from Deuteronomy 33:28

And Israel dwelleth in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone, in a land of corn and wine; yea, his heavens drop down dew.

References[edit]

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