The settlement was founded in 1970 as a regional centre for the villages in Hevel Eshkol. It was named after a son of Simeon mentioned in Genesis 46:10. In the 1990s it absorbed many immigrants from Ethiopia and the former Soviet Union, many of whom lived in mobile homes.
In 'historic agreement,' rabbinate will remove obstacles to Tzohar rabbis conducting weddings. Rabbinate says national-religious group will withdraw legislative efforts, Tzohar denies claim
Jun 14, 2012; JEREMY SHARON Jerusalem Post 06-08-2012 In 'historic agreement,' rabbinate will remove obstacles to Tzohar rabbis...