No'am

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No'am
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No'am is located in Ashkelon region of 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 Jewish immigrants and refugees
Population (2016)[1] 346

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 2016 it had a population of 346.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1955 by Hapoel HaMizrachi. The first residents were Jewish immigrants and refugees from North Africa, most of whom were from Morocco. They were later joined by more Jewish 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. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  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 (in Hebrew)