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Zru'a is located in Israel
Coordinates: 31°27′29.52″N 34°37′28.56″E / 31.4582000°N 34.6246000°E / 31.4582000; 34.6246000Coordinates: 31°27′29.52″N 34°37′28.56″E / 31.4582000°N 34.6246000°E / 31.4582000; 34.6246000
District Southern
Council Sdot Negev
Affiliation Hapoel HaMizrachi
Founded 1953
Founded by Moroccan Jews
Population (2015)[1] 352

Zru'a (Hebrew: זְרוּעָה‎, lit. Sown) is a religious moshav in southern Israel. Located near Netivot and the Gaza Strip, it falls under the jurisdiction of Sdot Negev Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 352.


The village was established in 1953 by immigrants from Morocco. Its name is taken from the Book of Jeremiah 2:2;

Go, and cry in the ears of Jerusalem, saying: Thus saith the LORD: I remember for thee the affection of thy youth, the love of thine espousals; how thou wentest after Me in the wilderness, in a land that was not sown.


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

External links[edit]

  • Zru'a Negev Information Centre