Emunim

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Emunim
Sign at the entrance to the Moshav
Sign at the entrance to the Moshav
Emunim is located in Israel
Emunim
Emunim
Coordinates: 31°44′36.96″N 34°40′31.79″E / 31.7436000°N 34.6754972°E / 31.7436000; 34.6754972Coordinates: 31°44′36.96″N 34°40′31.79″E / 31.7436000°N 34.6754972°E / 31.7436000; 34.6754972
District Southern
Council Be'er Tuvia
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Egyptian immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 934

Emunim (Hebrew: אֱמוּנִים‎, lit. the faithful) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 934.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 by immigrants from Egypt, on the land of the depopulated Arab town of Bayt Daras.[2] The main source of income for the residents was animal and arable farming.

Like many of the other moshavim in the area, its name is symbolic and taken from the Tanakh, Psalm 31:23: "the Lord preserves the faithful".[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 87. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.148 , ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)