No'am

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No'am
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No'am is located in Israel
No'am
No'am
Coordinates: 31°34′2.06″N 34°47′20.04″E / 31.5672389°N 34.7889000°E / 31.5672389; 34.7889000Coordinates: 31°34′2.06″N 34°47′20.04″E / 31.5672389°N 34.7889000°E / 31.5672389; 34.7889000
District Southern
Council Shafir
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1955
Founded by North African immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 358

No'am (Hebrew: נֹעַם, נועם‎, lit. Pleasantness) is a religious moshav in south-central Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 358.

History[edit]

The village was established in 1955 by Hapoel HaMizrachi. The first residents were immigrants from North Africa, most of whom were from Morocco. They were later joined by more immigrants from Iran and Iraq. It was named after the Biblical book Proverbs 3:17: The Wisdom - "Her ways are ways of pleasantness".[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jeruusalem 1999, Carta, p.49, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)