Beit She'arim (moshav)

Beit She'arim (Hebrew: בֵּית שְׁעָרִים‎, lit. House of Gates) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Galilee near Ramat Yishai, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. As of 2019 it had a population of 766.[1]

Beit She'arim
Beit She'arim is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Beit She'arim
Beit She'arim
Beit She'arim is located in Israel
Beit She'arim
Beit She'arim
Coordinates: 32°41′46.31″N 35°10′38.28″E / 32.6961972°N 35.1773000°E / 32.6961972; 35.1773000Coordinates: 32°41′46.31″N 35°10′38.28″E / 32.6961972°N 35.1773000°E / 32.6961972; 35.1773000
Country Israel
CouncilJezreel Valley
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byYugoslav Jewish immigrants
Name meaningHouse of Gates

Moshav Beit She'arim is named after the ancient town of Bet She'arayim, also known as Bet She'arim,[2] the remains of which are in Beit She'arim National Park, five kilometers east of the moshav.[3]


During the 1920s Luise Lea Zaloscer and her sister Klara Barmaper organized the purchase of the site on behalf of the Jewish National Fund in Yugoslavia. In 1926 a group of immigrants from Yugoslavia settled in the place and established a moshav, taking the name from the ancient city of Beit She'arim, the ruins of which are today a national park that was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015.[4] Due to economic hardships the majority of the first settlers left in the 1930s, and in 1936 the moshav was re-established by members of HaNoar HaOved VeHaLomed, immigrants from Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe.

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  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Sharon, Moshe (2004), Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae, Vol. III, D-F; page XXXVII [1]
  3. ^ Modern Bet She'arim Jewish Virtual Library
  4. ^ "Necropolis of Bet She'arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal". UNESCO. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
  5. ^ Col. Betser, Moshe "Muki"; Rosenberg, Robert (1996). Secret Soldier. London: Simon & Schuster. pp. 27, 28.

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