Sedeh Ya'akov

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SEDEH YA'AKOV (Heb. שְׂדֵה יַעֲקֹב), moshav in northern Israel, southeast of Kiryat Tivon, affiliated with Ha-Po'el ha-Mizrachi Moshavim Association. Sedeh Ya'akov was founded in 1927 by immigrants from Poland, Lithuania, and Hungary. The moshav raised field and garden crops, citrus groves, fruit orchards, dairy cattle, and poultry. In 1970 the moshav, including the religious Youth Aliyah village, Neveh Ammi'el (named for Rabbi Moses A. *Amiel), numbered 500 inhabitants, rising to about 740 In the mid-1990s and 821 in 2002. The name of the moshav commemorates Rabbi I.J. *Reines.

[Efraim Orni]