Or HaGanuz

Or HaGanuz

אוֹר הַגָּנוּז
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • unofficialOr Ganuz
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Or HaGanuz is located in Northeast Israel
Or HaGanuz
Or HaGanuz
Coordinates: 33°0′18.36″N 35°26′43.65″E / 33°0′18.36″N 35°26′43.65″E / 33.0051000; 35.4454583(2018)[1]548
Or HaGanuz

Or HaGanuz (Hebrew: אוֹר הַגָּנוּז, lit. Hidden Light), sometimes Or Ganuz, is a community settlement in northern Israel. Located in the eastern Upper Galilee, about six kilometers northwest of the town of Safed, it falls under the jurisdiction of Merom HaGalil Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 548.[1]

History

The Orthodox settlement was founded in 1989 by a group of newly baal teshuva Jews with the help of Amana, the settlement arm of Gush Emunim, even though the village is located within the Green Line. The name is derived from the kabbalah which refers to the original light described in the Bible that was the first act of creation (Genesis 1:2).