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Komemiyut Aerial View.jpg
Komemiyut is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Coordinates: 31°39′43.19″N 34°43′50.16″E / 31.6619972°N 34.7306000°E / 31.6619972; 34.7306000Coordinates: 31°39′43.19″N 34°43′50.16″E / 31.6619972°N 34.7306000°E / 31.6619972; 34.7306000
District Southern
Council Shafir
Founded 1950
Founded by Demobilised soldiers
Population (2016)[1] 541

Komemiyut (Hebrew: קוֹמְמִיּוּת‬, eng. Erect) is an ultra-orthodox-Hasidic moshav in south-central Israel. Located in the southern Shephelah near Kiryat Gat, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 541.[1]


Center of Komemiyut

The group which established the village was formed as a youth group by Agudat Israel in August 1949, composed mainly of demobilized soldiers from a religious unit that had fought in the area during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[2] The name is take from a biblical passage, Leviticus 26:13:[3] I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk erect.

After training in Nahalat Yehuda, the group founded the moshav in 1950 on land given to it by the Jewish National Fund.[4] The village was built over the depopulated Palestinian village of Karatiyya.[5]

The moshav was built as an agricultural village, but to ensure a livelihood during the shmita year, industries were also established. The moshav has two bakeries including a matzo bakery, a dairy, a shingles factory, a marble factory, and a tefillin factory.[6][7][8] The moshav also has a program for yeshiva students, during which they study for six days and return to their homes only for shabbat and a Talmud Torah school for children.