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Ramat Yishai


Ramat Yishai

Ramat Yishai
  • רָמַת יִשַּׁי
Hebrew transcription(s)
 • ISO 259 Ramat Yiššay
Official logo of Ramat Yishai
Ramat Yishai is located in Israel
Ramat Yishai
Ramat Yishai
District Northern
Founded 1925
 • Type Local council (from 1958)
 • Head of Municipality Ofer Ben-Eliezer
 • Total 2,388 dunams (2.388 km2 or 590 acres)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,600

Ramat Yishai (Hebrew: רָמַת יִשַּׁי, Jesse's Heights) is a local council in the North District of Israel, located on the side of the HaifaNazareth road about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) eastern to Kiryat Tivon. It was declared a local council in 1958. According to the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), it had a population of 6,600 in 2010, with a growth rate of 6.3%. The vast majority of the citizens of the village are Jewish.


The land, on the western edge of the Jezreel Valley, which belonged to the village of Jida, was bought by a group of American Zionists in the early 20's. It was renamed Manor and then Yefe Nof, but was almost deserted after a few years. In 1925, the philanthropist Yisrael Yehudah Adler saved it from bankruptcy and it was renamed in his honour shortly thereafter. Among the establishers of the village were 50 families from Łódź and Białystok who built a textile factory in the village. Weaving and textile manufacturing were, therefore, the local trades. After the founding of modern Israel in 1948, families from Yemen joined the village.

1929 passport issued to the founder of Ramat Yishai.

One of the most known buildings in the village is called "the Khan", a 1909 building with surrounding walls. The logo of the village consists of this Ottoman-era building with a palm tree next to it. The town hall flies 2 logo-on-bedsheet flags with this emblem in dark blue on a light blue and a yellow field, respectively.

Notable residents

External links

  • Ramat Yishai Official website
  • Ramat Yishai on Galil-Net
  • Jida, from Dr. Moslih Kanaaneh
  • Survey of Western Palestine, Map 5: IAA,
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