Sdei Trumot

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Sde Trumot (Hebrew: שְׂדֵי תְרוּמוֹת) is a moshav in the Beit She'an Valley in northern Israel. It is located about 7 km (4 mi) south of Beit She'an, and Israel Highway 90 passes through it. It belongs to the Valley of Springs Regional Council.

It was founded in 1951 by Jewish immigrants to Israel from Iraqi Kurdistan former Jewish village of Sandur as part of the Hapoel Hamizrachi movement.

The name "Sde Trumot" is based on the lamentation of David for Saul and Jonathan who were killed in a war against the Philistines on the nearby Mount Gilboa. The lamentation is recorded in the first chapter of Samuel II. The words "Sde Trumot", meaning "fields of offerings" (of grain), appear in Samuel II, chapter 1, verse 21. The new settlers want to restore these fruitful fields of grain offerings.

The moshav is one of four moshavim in the "Bikurah" bloc. The others are Revaya, Rechov, and Tel Teomim, which are all located nearby.

The original inhabitants of the settlement worked in agriculture and cattle raising. Today some of them perform modern agriculture using greenhouses and other technology.

On 19 June 2003, a suicide attack in the moshav killed the storekeeper, Avner Mordechai.[citation needed]

In 2012, Rabbi Lavi Shimon, alumnus of Yeshivat Shaalvim ordained by the Chief Rabbinate, was appointed Rabbi of Sde Terumot. He has met much success in his efforts to bring religious significance to the fairly traditional lives of the inhabitants. Coordinates: 32°26′24.71″N 35°29′9.59″E / 32.4401972°N 35.4859972°E / 32.4401972; 35.4859972

See also[edit]

Sandur, Iraq