Tidhar

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Tidhar
תִּדְהָר
Tidhar 2.jpg
Tidhar is located in Israel
Tidhar
Tidhar
Coordinates: 31°22′45.48″N 34°37′45.83″E / 31.3793000°N 34.6293972°E / 31.3793000; 34.6293972Coordinates: 31°22′45.48″N 34°37′45.83″E / 31.3793000°N 34.6293972°E / 31.3793000; 34.6293972
District Southern
Council Bnei Shimon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Founded by Moroccan immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 534
Name meaning Plane tree

Tidhar (Hebrew: תִּדְהָר‎, lit. Plane tree) 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 1,000 dunams. In 2015 it had a population of 534.

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 Ta'ashur (larch) 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

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