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.
|Founded by||Yugoslav Jewish immigrants|
|Name meaning||House of Gates|
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. 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.
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
- Sharon, Moshe (2004), Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum Palaestinae, Vol. III, D-F; page XXXVII 
- Modern Bet She'arim Jewish Virtual Library
- "Necropolis of Bet She'arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal". UNESCO. Retrieved 23 July 2015.
- Col. Betser, Moshe "Muki"; Rosenberg, Robert (1996). Secret Soldier. London: Simon & Schuster. pp. 27, 28.