Zrahia

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Zrahia
Zrahia is located in Israel
Zrahia
Zrahia
Coordinates: 31°40′54.83″N 34°44′43.43″E / 31.6818972°N 34.7453972°E / 31.6818972; 34.7453972Coordinates: 31°40′54.83″N 34°44′43.43″E / 31.6818972°N 34.7453972°E / 31.6818972; 34.7453972
District Southern
Council Shafir
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1950
Founded by Iranian and North
African
immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 693

Zrahia (Hebrew: זְרַחְיָה‎) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 693.[1]

History[edit]

The village was established in 1950, on land belonging to the depopulated Arab village of al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya.[2] Most of the founders were immigrants from Iran, though there were also some from North Africa, particularly Morocco. It was named after Seraiah, the father of Ezra and one of the Jews who came to the Land of Israel after their Babylonian captivity.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "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. 135, ISBN 0-88728-224-5 
  3. ^ About Zrahia Homee (in Hebrew)