Bnei 'Ayish

Bnei Ayish
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • Hebrew בְּנֵי עַיִ"שׁ
 • ISO 259 Bnei ʕayš
 • Also spelled Bene Ayish (official)
250px

Logo
Bnei Ayish
Bnei Ayish

Coordinates: 31°47′18.94″N 34°45′39.29″E / 31.7885944°N 34.7609139°E / 31.7885944; 34.7609139Coordinates: 31°47′18.94″N 34°45′39.29″E / 31.7885944°N 34.7609139°E / 31.7885944; 34.7609139

District Center
Founded 1951
Government
 • Type Local council (from 1981)
Area
 • Total Template:Infobox settlement/dunam
Population (2005)
 • Total 7,600
Name meaning Sons of Akiva Yosef Schlezinger

Bnei Ayish (Hebrew: בְּנֵי עַיִ"שׁ), pop. 7,600, is a town (local council), in the Center District of Israel, about ten km from Ashdod and bordering Gedera.

Bnei Ayish originally served as a transit camp for immigrants from Yemen in the early 1950s. Before Israeli independence, the area had served as a military base for British Army troops during the British Mandate of Palestine. Today its population is almost entirely made up of Jews of Yemenite descent and immigrants from the former Soviet Union.

Bnei Ayish, meaning Sons of Ayish, is named after Rabbi Akiva Yosef Schlezinger, whose name is abbreviated to Ayish.

Template:Center District (Israel)

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.