Ta'oz

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Ta'oz

תָּעוֹז
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Ta'oz is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Ta'oz
Ta'oz
Coordinates: 31°48′5.4″N 34°58′16.32″E / 31.801500°N 34.9712000°E / 31.801500; 34.9712000Coordinates: 31°48′5.4″N 34°58′16.32″E / 31.801500°N 34.9712000°E / 31.801500; 34.9712000
DistrictJerusalem
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded1950
Founded byYemenite Jews
Population
 (2017)[1]
598

Ta'oz (Hebrew: תָּעוֹז, lit. Stronghold) is a moshav in central Israel. Located to the northwest of Beit Shemesh with an area of 1,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 598.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1950 by immigrants from Yemen. When the majority of these abandoned the village on account of security reasons, the village absorbed immigrants from Cochin, which now make-up the majority of its residents. Its name is taken [2][3][4] from Psalms 89:14 as the name of neighbouring moshav Tarum;

Thine is an arm with might; strong is Thy hand, and exalted is Thy right hand.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land. (3rd edition 1993) Jerusalem, Carta, p.431, ISBN 965-220-186-3
  3. ^ Yizhaqi, Arie (ed.): Madrich Israel (Israel Guide: An Encyclopedia for the Study of the Land), Vol.9: Judaea, Jerusalem 1980, Keter Press, p.390 (in Hebrew)
  4. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.71, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (in Hebrew)