Kiryat Ḥaroshet

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KIRYAT ḤAROSHET (Heb. קִרְיַת תרׂשֶׁח), village in northern Israel, between Mount Carmel and the Tivon Hills, founded in 1935 by workers from the Haifa industrial zone. It became the object of frequent attacks during the 1936–39 Arab riots and some of its first settlers were murdered. Although planned as an urban community, Kiryat Ḥaroshet remained a small hamlet (with 217 inhabitants in 1969), as it was overshadowed by nearby *Kiryat Tivon and other centers. The name, literally translated as "City of Industry," is in fact an allusion to biblical Harosheth-Goiim mentioned in the report of Deborah's victory over the Canaanites (Judges 4) and assumed to have been located near this site. In 1979 Kiryat Ḥaroshet was united with *Kiryat Tivon.

[Efraim Orni /

Shaked Gilboa (2nd ed.)]