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NEHORAH (Heb. הָרֹוהְנ; "light"), rural center in southern Israel established in 1956 in the framework of the *Lachish regional development project, to service a bloc of moshavim comprising Nogah, Zohar, Oẓem, Shaḥar, and NirḤen. Nehorah had 131 inhabitants in 1970. By 2002 its population was 1,020.

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