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Be'er Ya'akov

Be'er Ya'akov
  • בְּאֵר יַעֲקֹב
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Bˀer Yaˁqob
 • Also spelled Be'er Ya'aqov (official)
Official logo of Be'er Ya'akov
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Be'er Ya'akov is located in Israel
Be'er Ya'akov
Be'er Ya'akov
Coordinates:
District Central
Founded 1907
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1949)
 • Head of Municipality Nissim Gozlan
Area
 • Total 8,580 dunams (8.58 km2 or 3.31 sq mi)
Population (2006)[1]
 • Total 9,400
Name meaning Jacob's well

Be'er Ya'akov (Hebrew: בְּאֵר יַעֲקֹב, lit. Jacob's Well) is a town with local council status in central Israel, near Ness Ziona and Rishon Lezion.

Be'er Ya'akov has an area of 8,580 dunams (~8.6 km²).[2] In December 2006, it had a population of 9,400.[1] Be'er Ya'akov was founded in 1907 by Jewish immigrants from Dagestan. In 1947, it had a population of 400.[3] It achieved local council status in 1949.

Be'er Ya'akov was named after Ya'akov Yitzhaki, a rabbi and Jewish pioneer.[4]

During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, and until the Israeli capture of Ramla in July 1948, Be'er Ya'akov was in the front line. The population at that time was evacuated and a new settlement, Be'er Shalom, was established nearby by members of Kibbutz Buchenwald, the first pioneer training group formed in post-World War II Germany.[3][5]

Two hospitals are located in Be'er Ya'akov: Assaf HaRofeh Hospital (near Tzrifin), and Shmuel HaRofe Geriatric Hospital.

Sports

Transportation

Be'er Ya'akov is served by the Be'er Ya'akov Railway Station, for trains on the Binyamina-Ashkelon line.

References

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  5. ^ Kibbutz Buchenwald, Judy Baumel
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