Sharsheret, Israel

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Sharsheret
שַׁרְשֶׁרֶת
Sharsheret is located in Israel
Sharsheret
Sharsheret
Coordinates: 31°24′16.19″N 34°36′11.87″E / 31.4044972°N 34.6032972°E / 31.4044972; 34.6032972Coordinates: 31°24′16.19″N 34°36′11.87″E / 31.4044972°N 34.6032972°E / 31.4044972; 34.6032972
District Northern
Council Sdot Negev
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1951
Founded by Tunisian Jews
Population (2015)[1] 293

Sharsheret (Hebrew: שַׁרְשֶׁרֶת‎, lit. Chain) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and covering 6,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 293.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1951 with the help of the Jewish Agency for Israel by Bnei Akiva members who were immigrants from Tunisia . Its name is a combination of two words, Sar (lit. Minister, written with a Shin, and therefore also pronounceable as "Shar") and Sharett (referring to Moshe Sharett, who was Foreign Minister at the time the moshav was founded).

References[edit]

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

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