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Tarum is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Coordinates: 31°46′58″N 34°58′56″E / 31.78278°N 34.98222°E / 31.78278; 34.98222Coordinates: 31°46′58″N 34°58′56″E / 31.78278°N 34.98222°E / 31.78278; 34.98222
CouncilMateh Yehuda
AffiliationHapoel HaMizrachi
Founded byYemenite Jews

Tarum (Hebrew: תָּרוּם, lit. Exalted) is a moshav in central Israel. Located to the north of Beit Shemesh with an area of 1,800 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 899.[1] Tarum is built near the ancient biblical town of Zorah.


Tarum was established in 1950 on land which had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Sar'a.[2]

The founders of Tarum were immigrants from Yemen, who were later joined by Cochin Jews from India. Its name is taken from Psalms 89:14, as is the name of the neighbouring moshav Ta'oz;[3][4]

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


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 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. 314. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jerusalem 1999, Carta, p.72, ISBN 965-220-423-4 (in Hebrew)