Naham

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Naham
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Naham is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Naham
Naham
Coordinates: 31°46′0.12″N 35°0′14.04″E / 31.7667000°N 35.0039000°E / 31.7667000; 35.0039000Coordinates: 31°46′0.12″N 35°0′14.04″E / 31.7667000°N 35.0039000°E / 31.7667000; 35.0039000
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Founded by Cochin and Yemenite Jews
Population (2016)[1] 517

Naham (Hebrew: נַחַם‬) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 517.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1950 by immigrants from Yemen and Cochin on part of the lands of the moshava of Hartuv, abandoned during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It was named after a member of the Tribe of Judah in the Book of Chronicles 4:19[2] — "And the sons of the wife of Hodiah, the sister of Naham, were the father of Keilah the Garmite, and Eshtemoa the Maacathite."

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.355, ISBN 965-220-186-3 (English)