Be'erot Yitzhak

Be'erot Yitzhak (Hebrew: בְּאֵרוֹת יִצְחָק‎, lit. Yitzhak Wells) is a religious kibbutz in central Israel. Located near Yehud, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 414.[1]

Be'erot Yitzhak

בְּאֵרוֹת יִצְחָק
بئيروت يتسحاك
Be'erot Yitzhak 1946
Be'erot Yitzhak 1946
Be'erot Yitzhak is located in Israel
Be'erot Yitzhak
Be'erot Yitzhak
Be'erot Yitzhak is located in Central Israel
Be'erot Yitzhak
Be'erot Yitzhak
Coordinates: 32°2′34″N 34°54′32″E / 32.04278°N 34.90889°E / 32.04278; 34.90889Coordinates: 32°2′34″N 34°54′32″E / 32.04278°N 34.90889°E / 32.04278; 34.90889
Country Israel
DistrictCentral
CouncilHevel Modi'in
AffiliationReligious Kibbutz Movement
Founded1943 (original location)
1952 (current location)
Founded byJewish refugees from Czechoslovakia and Germany
Population
 (2019)[1]
414
Websitewww.beerot.co.il

HistoryEdit

The kibbutz was originally established near Gaza (at the present location of Alumim) in 1943 by a group of Jewish refugees (olim) from Occupied Czechoslovakia and Nazi Germany who were members of Religious Pioneers Alliance (Brit Halutzim Dati'im), and was named after Rabbi Yitzhak Nisanboim. The name also recalls the patriarch Isaac's search for water in this area.[2]

In 1947, the village had a population of 150.[2] During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War the kibbutz took serious losses and was badly damaged by the Egyptian Army in the Battle of Be'erot Yitzhak, which included aerial bombardment. According to a report by the Jewish National Fund, the Egyptians were driven out of the grounds and suffered "hundreds" of losses.[2] It was abandoned and its homes destroyed. In 1949 there was a trial of re-establishing the kibbutz on the remains of Wilhema. In 1952 the residents moved to the current site.

 
Be’erot Yitzhak 1945

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ a b c Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 15.

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