Bat Shlomo (Hebrew: בָּת שְׁלֹמֹה, lit.'Salomon's Daughter') is a moshav in northern Israel. Located on the southern slopes of Mount Carmel near Binyamina and Zikhron Ya'akov, it originally was built on 8,068 dunams of land.[2] It falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council and had a population of 633 in 2022.[1]

Bat Shlomo
בָּת שְׁלֹמֹה
Bat Shlomo in 1947
Bat Shlomo in 1947
Bat Shlomo is located in Haifa region of Israel
Bat Shlomo
Bat Shlomo
Coordinates: 32°35′49″N 35°0′12″E / 32.59694°N 35.00333°E / 32.59694; 35.00333
CouncilHof HaCarmel
AffiliationHitahdut HaIkarim
Founded byVillagers from Zikhron Ya'akov

History edit

The village was established in 1889 as a daughter-settlement of Zichron Ya'akov, funded by Baron Rothschild, on land purchased from the Arab village of Umm al-Tut.[3] It was named after Betty von Rothschild, the daughter of Salomon Mayer von Rothschild (the Baron's uncle and grandfather). According to a census conducted in 1922 by the British Mandate authorities, Bat Shlomo had a population of 66 inhabitants, consisting of 53 Jews and 13 Muslims.[4] By 1947 it had a population of 100.[2] In 1951 a moshav was established by Transylvanian and Yemenite immigrants adjacent to the original village.[5]

Economy edit

The moshav was a major grape supplier to the Carmel Winery until the 1970s, when it started producing loquats. In 2010 Bat Shlomo Vineyards, a boutique winery, was established by Elie Wurtman and Ari Erle.

References edit

  1. ^ a b "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 21 March 2024.
  2. ^ a b Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. pp. 11–12.
  3. ^ Marom, Roy (January 2021). "The Abu Hameds of Mulabbis: An Oral History of a Palestinian Village Depopulated in the Late Ottoman Period". British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 48 (1): 2.
  4. ^ "Palestine Census ( 1922)" – via Internet Archive.
  5. ^ "Bat Shlomo". Women on the Map. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2009-03-01.