Jish

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accessdate 15 December 2013 Archaeological finds in Jish include two historical synagogues, a unique mausoleum and burial caves from classic era. According to Roman historian Josephus, Gischala was the last city in the Galilee to fall to the Romans (Roman Empire) during the First Jewish–Roman War. Historical sources dating from the 10th-15th centuries describe Jish (''Gush Halav'') as a village

onepage&q&f false ''Excavations at the ancient synagogue of Gush Ḥalav,'' Eric M. Meyers, Carol L. Meyers, James F. Strange In addition to Jewish burial sites and structures dated to 3rd - 6th centuries, Jewish-Christian amulets were discovered nearby.

series BAR International Series 1646 year 2007 publisher Archaeopress place Oxford isbn 978-1-4073-0080-1 Arab, Crusader and Mamluk rule Historical sources from the 10th-15th centuries describe Gush Halav (Jish) as a large Jewish village. It is mentioned in the 10th century by Arab geographer Al-Muqaddasi. Jewish life in the 10th and 11th centuries is attested to by documents in the Cairo Geniza.


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: www.ynet.co.il articles 0,7340,L-3994394,00.html ''On the slopes of a hill, at an elevation of 860 meters surrounded by cherry orchards, pears and apples, built houses, especially church building looks from afar. Number of inhabitants 3,000 divided by 55% Maronite Christian, 10% Greek Catholics and the rest are Muslims.''


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. According to the Talmud, the inhabitants also engaged in the production of silk. Eleazar b. Simeon, described in the Talmud as a very large man with tremendous physical strength, was a resident of the town. He was initially buried in Gush Halav but later reinterred in Meron (Meron, Israel), next to his father, Shimon bar Yochai. el-Jish Gush Halav


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of the 19th century, Jish was described as a "well-built village of good masonry" with about 600 Christian and 200 Muslim inhabitants. Conder and Kitchener, 1881, SWP I, p.198 mode 1up 198 British Mandate At the time of the 1922 census of Palestine, Jish had a population of 380 Christians and 341 Muslims. Barron, 1923, Tables XI, XVI ref


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: www.ynet.co.il articles 0,7340,L-3994394,00.html ''On the slopes of a hill, at an elevation of 860 meters surrounded by cherry orchards, pears and apples, built houses, especially church building looks from afar. Number of inhabitants 3,000 divided by 55% Maronite Christian, 10% Greek Catholics and the rest are Muslims.''


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&view article&id 490:2010-10-12-13-18-30&catid 48:2010-10-12-07-50-50&Itemid 224&lang en el-Jish Gush Halav After the fall of Gamla, Gush Halav was the last Jewish stronghold in the Galilee and Golan region during the First Jewish Revolt against Rome (66-73 CE). Gischala was the home of Yohanan of Gush Halav, known in English as John of Gischala, a wealthy olive oil merchant who became the chief commander


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of the synagogue, believed to date from the middle of the 3rd century or early 4th century CE, reads: "Yosei son of Nahum built this. A blessing be upon him."


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-Qqj2sFZYo&hl en&ei P_msTsrPOo7T4QS9mp3VDg&sa X&oi book_result&ct result&resnum 3&ved 0CCIQ6AEwAjgK#v onepage&q gush%20halav%20village%20byzantine%20remains&f false The missing century: Palestine in the fifth century : growth and decline, Zeev Safrai Christian artifacts from the Byzantine period have been found at the site.


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of the synagogue, believed to date from the middle of the 3rd century or early 4th century CE, reads: "Yosei son of Nahum built this. A blessing be upon him."


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with a strong Jewish (Jews) presence. A small Druze community lived in Jish in the 17th century. The village was re-established in the 18th century AD by farmers from Mount Lebanon. In 1945, Jish had a population of 1,090 with an area of 12,602 dunams. It was largely depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, but was resettled by Maronite Christians, who were expelled from the razed villages Kafr Bir'im. Morris, 2004. p.508. ref

Elias Chacour author2 David Hazard title Blood Brothers url http: books.google.com books?id oWhULDEjbAsC accessdate 2 October 2011 year 2003 publisher Chosen Books isbn 978-0-8007-9321-0 page 57 Many of the residents of Jish forced to leave the village in 1948 fled to Lebanon and became Palestinian refugees. Christians from the nearby town of Kafr Bir'im resettled in Lebanon and Jish, Morris, 2004. p.508. ref name "

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Archaeological finds in Jish include two historical synagogues, a unique mausoleum and burial caves from classic era. According to Roman historian Josephus, Gischala was the last city in the Galilee to fall to the Romans (Roman Empire) during the First Jewish–Roman War. Historical sources dating from the 10th-15th centuries describe Jish (''Gush Halav'') as a village with a strong Jewish (Jews) presence. A small Druze community lived in Jish in the 17th century. The village was re-established in the 18th century AD by farmers from Mount Lebanon.

In 1945, Jish had a population of 1,090 with an area of 12,602 dunams. It was largely depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, but was resettled by Maronite Christians, who were expelled from the razed villages Kafr Bir'im. Morris, 2004. p.508.

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