Emunim (Hebrew: אֱמוּנִים‎, lit. the faithful) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Ashdod, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 993.[1]

Emunim
אֱמוּנִים
إمونيم
Sign at the entrance to the Moshav
Sign at the entrance to the Moshav
Emunim is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Emunim
Emunim
Emunim is located in Israel
Emunim
Emunim
Coordinates: 31°44′37″N 34°40′32″E / 31.74361°N 34.67556°E / 31.74361; 34.67556Coordinates: 31°44′37″N 34°40′32″E / 31.74361°N 34.67556°E / 31.74361; 34.67556
Country Israel
DistrictSouthern
CouncilBe'er Tuvia
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1950
Founded byEgyptian Jewish immigrants and refugees
Population
 (2019)[1]
993

HistoryEdit

The moshav was founded in 1950 by Jewish immigrants and refugees from Egypt, on the land of the depopulated Palestinian town of Bayt Daras.[2] The main source of income for the residents was animal and arable farming.

Like many of the other moshavim in the area, its name is symbolic and taken from the Tanakh, Psalm 31:23: "the Lord preserves the faithful".[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 87. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  3. ^ Carta's Official Guide to Israel and Complete Gazetteer to all Sites in the Holy Land (3rd ed.). Jerusalem, Israel: Carta. 1993. p. 148. ISBN 9789652201867.