[Image Source: Yair Aronshtam]
Bat Ayin is located approximately twenty-five kilometers south of Jerusalem, in the area of Judea known as Gush Etzion (or Eztion Block in English). All of the communities of Gush Etzion are adjacent or connected to a road called Derech Avot (road of the fathers). This road, which still exists, gets its name from the fact that it is the road that all of the Jewish patriarchs traveled while they resided in Israel.
Bat Ayin was established by seven families led by Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburg in 1989, on land originally purchased by Jews before 1948, which, under Jordanian rule until 1967, was treated as “enemy property”.
Bat Ayin is located within the jurisdiction of the Gush Etzion Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,226. The city is located in the portion of Israel that was designated for the tribe of Yehudah (Juda).
Bat Ayin is also the home of many of our producers! Some of our recent packages contained products from Shlomit Cohen and Elisheva Shira. In fact, Shlomit has an amazing product coming in this month’s package from Lev Haolam.