Welcome to Modiin Illit, a Haredi Israeli settlement and city located in the West Bank, midway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. Despite controversy surrounding its creation on land confiscated from five Palestinian villages, Modiin Illit boasts a rich history and unique culture. In 2008, the Israeli government granted it city status, and it is now the largest Jewish settlement in the area with a population of over 80,000 people. The city is often referred to as Kiryat Sefer, or Book Town, due to its streets being named after landmark sefer (books) written by Gedolei Yisrael. Modiin Illit is also home to many archaeological sites, including Khirbet Badd ‘Isa and Ḥorvat Abu a-Danin, which offer a glimpse into the area’s rich past. The city is at the foothills of the Judean Mountains, providing mild winters and hot, dry summers with temperatures averaging 30°C (86°F) during the day. In addition to its history and climate, Modiin Illit is a center for education with 30 elementary schools and 20 secondary schools, and home to many commercial enterprises. Come explore this unique destination and discover all that Modiin Illit has to offer.

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