Yish'i

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Yish'i
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Yish'i is located in Jerusalem, Israel
Yish'i
Yish'i
Coordinates: 31°45′2.51″N 34°58′0.47″E / 31.7506972°N 34.9667972°E / 31.7506972; 34.9667972Coordinates: 31°45′2.51″N 34°58′0.47″E / 31.7506972°N 34.9667972°E / 31.7506972; 34.9667972
District Jerusalem
Council Mateh Yehuda
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 12 July 1950
Founded by Yemenite Jews
Population (2015)[1] 738

Yish'i (Hebrew: יִשְׁעִי‎, lit. My Salvation) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Beit Shemesh, it falls under the jurisdiction of Mateh Yehuda Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 738.

History[edit]

The village was established on 12 July 1950 by immigrants from Yemen on land that had belonged to the depopulated Palestinian village of Dayr Aban.[2] Its name it taken from Psalms 27:1;

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

The modern village is built near the ancient biblical ruin of Beit Shemesh (Arabic: ʿAin Shems).[3] Directly to the south-west of the modern village lies another ancient ruin, believed to date back to the Second Temple period, now called Khurbet Bîr el-Leimûn (the Lemon well).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  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. 283. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  3. ^ On this ancient biblical site, see I Samuel 6:1–ff.
  4. ^ Survey of Western Palestine, 1880 Map, Map 17: IAA, Wikimedia commons, as surveyed and drawn under the direction of Lieut. C.R. Conder and H.H. Kitchener, May 1878.