Noga, Israel

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נֹגַהּ, נוגה
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • official Nogah
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Noga is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°37′26.03″N 34°41′43.08″E / 31.6238972°N 34.6953000°E / 31.6238972; 34.6953000Coordinates: 31°37′26.03″N 34°41′43.08″E / 31.6238972°N 34.6953000°E / 31.6238972; 34.6953000
District Southern
Council Lakhish
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1955
Founded by Iraqi and Persian Jews
Population (2016)[1] 550
Name meaning Brightness

Noga (Hebrew: נֹגַהּ‬, lit. Light of dawn) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located in Hevel Lakhish between Ashkelon and Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lakhish Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 550.[1]


The moshav was founded in 1955 by Jewish refugees to Israel from the Kingdom of Iraq and Pahlavy Iran on part of the land of the depopulated Arab village of al-Faluja. The name "Noga" is symbolic of the brightness of Jewish Zionist settlement in Hevel Lakhish and named after Biblical Proverbs 4:18; "But the path of the righteous is as the light of dawn".[2]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ Place Names in Israel. A Compendium of Place Names in Israel compiled from various sources. Translated from Hebrew, Jerusalem 1962 (Israel Prime Minister’s Office. The Israeli Program for Scientific Translations) p.272