Porat

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This article is about Israeli moshav. For the Israeli actress, see Orna Porat. For the Israeli judge and state comptroller, see Miriam Ben-Porat.
Porat
פּוֹרָת
Torah scroll of the village synagogue in the 1950s
Torah scroll of the village synagogue in the 1950s
Porat is located in Israel
Porat
Porat
Coordinates: 32°16′40.44″N 34°56′56.04″E / 32.2779000°N 34.9489000°E / 32.2779000; 34.9489000Coordinates: 32°16′40.44″N 34°56′56.04″E / 32.2779000°N 34.9489000°E / 32.2779000; 34.9489000
District Central
Council Lev HaSharon
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Population (2015)[1] 1,206

Porat (Hebrew: פּוֹרָת‎, lit. fruitful vine) is a mixed (religious and non-religious) moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain between Ein Vered and Kfar Yabetz, it falls under the jurisdiction of Lev HaSharon Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,206.

History[edit]

The village was founded in 1950. Its name is taken from the Book of Genesis 49:22;

Joseph is a fruitful vine, a fruitful vine by a fountain; its branches run over the wall.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016.