Kerem Ben Zimra

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Kerem Ben Zimra (Hebrew: כֶּרֶם בֶּן זִמְרָה) is a moshav near Safed in the Upper Galilee in northern Israel. It belongs to the Merom HaGalil Regional Council.


The Arab village Al-Ras al-Ahmar on the site was depopulated in 1948.[1] The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants to Israel from Turkey, to whom immigrants were added from Romania and Morocco. Rabbi Meir Yehuda Getz (1924–1995), a kabbalist and the first rabbi of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, was among the founders of the moshav.[2] The moshav is named after Rabbi David Ben Zimra, who was buried with his father Yosef near the moshav.

Kerem Ben Zimra nature reserve[edit]

In 1968 a 68-dunam nature reserve was declared[3] on the land south of the moshav. Flora includes Mt. Atlas mastic trees, Valonia oaks, Palestine Oaks, Buckthorns, and Styrax officinalis. [4]


  1. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, ISBN 0-88728-224-5, p488.
  2. ^ Joseph Finklestone (4 November 1995). "OBITUARY: Rabbi Yehuda Meir Getz". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  4. ^ "Kerem Ben Zimra Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2010-09-27. 

Coordinates: 33°2′17.52″N 35°28′6.96″E / 33.0382000°N 35.4686000°E / 33.0382000; 35.4686000