Shefer

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Shefer
Hebrew: שֶׁפֶר
Tegart Fort in Mosav Shefer 2.jpg
Shefer is located in Israel
Shefer
Shefer
Coordinates: 32°56′38.4″N 35°26′9.96″E / 32.944000°N 35.4361000°E / 32.944000; 35.4361000Coordinates: 32°56′38.4″N 35°26′9.96″E / 32.944000°N 35.4361000°E / 32.944000; 35.4361000
District Northern
Council Merom HaGalil
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Yemenite immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 361

Shefer (Hebrew: שֶׁפֶר‎) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Safed, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 361.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded in 1950 as a work village for immigrants to Israel from Yemen on the land of the depopulated Arab village of Farradiyya.[2] After the founders abandoned it, a new moshav was founded in the same location by immigrants from North Africa.

The name "Shefer" is borrowed from the blessing Jacob bestowed on Naftali in the Book of Genesis (49:21).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  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. 450, ISBN 0-88728-224-5