Bnei Re'em

Bnei Re'em (Hebrew: בְּנֵי רְאֵ"ם‎, lit. Sons of Re'em) is a religious moshav in central Israel. Located in the Shephelah, it falls under the jurisdiction of Nahal Sorek Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,417.[1]

Bnei Re'em

בְּנֵי רְאֵ"ם
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Bnei Re'em is located in Central Israel
Bnei Re'em
Bnei Re'em
Bnei Re'em is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Bnei Re'em
Bnei Re'em
Bnei Re'em is located in Israel
Bnei Re'em
Bnei Re'em
Coordinates: 31°46′11.63″N 34°47′26.15″E / 31.7698972°N 34.7905972°E / 31.7698972; 34.7905972Coordinates: 31°46′11.63″N 34°47′26.15″E / 31.7698972°N 34.7905972°E / 31.7698972; 34.7905972
Country Israel
DistrictCentral
CouncilNahal Sorek
AffiliationPoalei Agudat Yisrael
Founded1949
Founded byEastern European immigrants and Yemenite Jewish refugees
Population
 (2019)[1]
1,417

EtymologyEdit

The moshav is named for the Gerrer Rebbe, Rabbi Avraham Mordechai Alter.[2] "Re'em" is a Hebrew acronym.

HistoryEdit

Bnei Re'em was established in 1949 by Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and Jewish refugees from Yemen on the lands of the depopulated Palestinian village of Al-Masmiyya al-Kabira.[3] Until a pump was installed that worked on an automated sabbath clock, an Arab family that lived in the area served as a Sabbath Goy.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Avrahami, Reli; Avrahami, Avner (March 25, 2011). "Family Affair: The Speyers of Bnei Re'em". Haaretz. Retrieved April 24, 2019.
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 125. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  4. ^ Júlia Todolí Rosana Dolón (2008) Analysing Identities in Discourse, John Benjamins Publishing Company, p102 ISBN 90-272-2719-5