Tzuriel

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For the minor Biblical figure, see List of minor Biblical figures: Zuriel.
Tzuriel
Village entrance
Village entrance
Tzuriel is located in Israel
Tzuriel
Tzuriel
Coordinates: 33°0′25.56″N 35°18′47.01″E / 33.0071000°N 35.3130583°E / 33.0071000; 35.3130583Coordinates: 33°0′25.56″N 35°18′47.01″E / 33.0071000°N 35.3130583°E / 33.0071000; 35.3130583
District Northern
Council Ma'ale Yosef
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1950
Founded by Yemenite immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 312

Tzuriel (Hebrew: צוּרִיאֵל‎) is an moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Ma'ale Yosef Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 312.

History[edit]

The moshav was established in 1950 on the lands of the depopulated Arab village of Suhmata. The founders were Yemenite Jews from the town of Beit 'Adaqah, led by spiritual leader Rabbi Shalom Nehorai HaLevi. It was named for the biblical figure Zuriel, son of Abihail (Num 3:35).

After a number of years the founders left and a group of Moroccan immigrants moved in.

References[edit]

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