Sgula

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Sgula
Sgula Aerial View.jpg
Sgula is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Sgula
Sgula
Coordinates: 31°40′13.08″N 34°46′46.91″E / 31.6703000°N 34.7796972°E / 31.6703000; 34.7796972Coordinates: 31°40′13.08″N 34°46′46.91″E / 31.6703000°N 34.7796972°E / 31.6703000; 34.7796972
DistrictSouthern
CouncilYoav
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1953
Founded bySabras
Population
 (2017)[1]
741

Sgula (Hebrew: סְגֻלָּה, סגולה) is a moshav in south-central Israel. Located north of Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Yoav Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of .[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1953 by native Israelis on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of Summeil, which was depopulated in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[2] The name may be based on a verse in Exodus (19:5) where the word segula is used in the sense of "special treasure" or jewel: "Now if you obey me fully and keep my covenant, then out of all nations you will be my special treasure (sgula)."[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992), All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948, Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies, p. 137, ISBN 0-88728-224-5