10 Interesting Facts about Be’er Sheva: Hi-Tech, Dance & Desert

Be’er Sheva is an amazing city. It has lots of interesting historical facts, and it has recently been turning into one of the most important technological poles of the Start-Up Nation. This extraordinary southern spot has a lot to offer to both tourists and residents, and it is located in the middle of the Negev, often being referred to as “The Capital of the Negev”.

But, what can a city in the middle of one of the driest deserts in the entire world offer? Is it actually a good option to live or enjoy a vacation in a place where the hot weather isn’t always the most welcoming? Well, in simple terms: Yes.

In this inspiring article, we will share with you some cool, unknown, and interesting facts about Be’er Sheva in the same model and structure in which we shared with you the facts about the lovely city of Ramat Gan, and the amazing location of Haifa.

This time, we decided to travel down south and bring you the history, news and facts of Be’er Sheva. Let yourself be surprised by them, and if you want to add any other information that isn’t written in this post, feel free to let us know in the comments below!

Because Be’er Sheva is way more than just the place where the people from the stary city of Mitzpe Ramon go to do their grocery shopping. Are you ready to learn more about the gorgeous Be’er Sheva? Here we go!

We bet you didn’t know these facts about Be’er Sheva!

As we mentioned before, the goal is to surprise you. Check out these cool facts about the “Capital of the Negev”, and let us know what you think about this fantastic city in the comments of this article. We want to hear your thoughts!

1. This amazing southern city, which is in the middle of the Negev, is the eighth-most populated Israeli city.

2. In the last few years, Be’er Sheva has risen as one of Israel’s newest tech hubs. The most promising startups, and Israeli hi-tech companies now have offices in this lovely city.

3. Be’er Sheva has a very hot climate… Well, it is in the middle of the desert! As described in Wikipedia, this city has both characteristics of Mediterranean and desert climates. Summers are hot and dry, and winters are mild. What a mix, isn’t it?

4. According to the Torah, Be’er Sheva means “Well of Seven” or “Well of the Oath”. Be’er Sheva is also mentioned in the Torah when Isaac builds an altar and when Jacob had his dream about a stairway to heaven with angels coming up and down.

5. The Mayor of Be’er Sheva, Mr. Rubik Danilovich, was re-elected to his position with over 92% of the ballots in the latest election.

6. The Negev Museum of Art, which is a gorgeous and breathtaking museum, is located in the heart of Be’er Sheva’s old city. The building was built in the early 1900s by the Ottomans.

7. The neighborhoods of Be’er Sheva are named after the Hebrew alphabet. Instead of finding neighborhoods such as Beverly Hills, West Village, or Riverdale, in Be’er Sheva you can live in either Aleph, Bet, Gimmel, or almost any other of the Hebrew letters. Cool, don’t you think?

8. According to recent demographic studies, Be’er Sheva has a population of about 200,000 people. But to your surprise, the city is larger in area than the white city of Tel Aviv. It even has a plan that calls for an eventual population of ~500,000.

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9. Attention dancers! The dance company Kamea has made Be’er Sheva their home. Kamea, which in Hebrew means a lucky charm, performs in several remarkable places both in Israel and internationally. They decided to make the Negev their ideal place to live, train, and dance.

10. If you are into airplanes and aviation, just a few minutes from the center of Be’er Sheva, you will find the Israeli Air Force Museum. It is a must if you love Israel’s history, and if you appreciate the innovation of the IDF.

Learn some Hebrew. The time is now!

Want to visit this lovely city in the south of Israel? If you learn some Hebrew, you’ll definitely have a better time. Now, it is easier than ever to become fluent in the language of our matriarchs and patriarchs.

In the online Hebrew courses offered by the Rosen School of Hebrew, you’ll learn this ancient language at your own pace, with extraordinary instructors, and with classmates just like you, from all over the world. Are you ready for this challenge? Behatzlacha!

About the author

Arie Elbelman R.Arie was born and raised in Chile, and immigrated to Israel in his early twenties. He wants to take an active role in the development of this young and smart country. Arie believes that the best way to shape our present and future is to live with more horizontal hierarchies, to smile a whole lot, and to always, always respect each other.

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