Kerem Ben Zimra

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Kerem Ben Zimra
כֶּרֶם בֶּן זִמְרָה
Village entrance
Village entrance
Kerem Ben Zimra is located in Israel
Kerem Ben Zimra
Kerem Ben Zimra
Coordinates: 33°2′17.52″N 35°28′6.96″E / 33.0382000°N 35.4686000°E / 33.0382000; 35.4686000Coordinates: 33°2′17.52″N 35°28′6.96″E / 33.0382000°N 35.4686000°E / 33.0382000; 35.4686000
District Northern
Council Merom HaGalil
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1949
Population (2015)[1] 445

Kerem Ben Zimra (Hebrew: כֶּרֶם בֶּן זִמְרָה‎) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Safed in the Upper Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 445.

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants to Israel from Turkey on the site of the depopulated Arab village of al-Ras al-Ahmar.[2] 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,[3] which was named after Rabbi David Ben Zimra, who was buried with his father Yosef nearby.

New immigrants from Romania and Morocco later joined the moshav.

Kerem Ben Zimra nature reserve[edit]

In 1968 a 68-dunam nature reserve was declared[4] on the land south of the moshav. Flora includes Mt. Atlas mastic trees, Valonia oaks, Palestine Oaks, Buckthorns, and Styrax officinalis. [5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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, ISBN 0-88728-224-5, p488.
  3. ^ Joseph Finklestone (4 November 1995). "OBITUARY: Rabbi Yehuda Meir Getz". The Independent. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  4. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  5. ^ "Kerem Ben Zimra Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-09-27.