Ta'ashur

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Ta'ashur
תְּאַשּׁוּר
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • standard Te'ashur
Ta'ashur is located in Israel
Ta'ashur
Ta'ashur
Coordinates: 31°22′19.91″N 34°38′38.04″E / 31.3721972°N 34.6439000°E / 31.3721972; 34.6439000Coordinates: 31°22′19.91″N 34°38′38.04″E / 31.3721972°N 34.6439000°E / 31.3721972; 34.6439000
District Southern
Council Bnei Shimon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Founded by Moroccan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 411
Name meaning Larch

Ta'ashur (Hebrew: תְּאַשּׁוּר‎, lit. Larch) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the north-western Negev between Ofakim and Netivot, it falls under the jurisdiction of Bnei Shimon Regional Council and covers an area of around 1,200 dunams. In 2015 it had a population of 411.

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1953 by Moroccan immigrants. Its name is taken from the Book of Isaiah, specifically Isaiah 41:19:

I will plant in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia-tree, and the myrtle, and the oil-tree; I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane-tree, and the larch together;[2]

Two other nearby moshavim, Brosh (cypress) and Tidhar (plane-tree) take their name from this passage and the three of them are known as the Moshavei Yahdav (lit. the "Together Moshavim").

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Isaiah 41 Mechon Mamre