Built on the ruins of an ancient village dating back to Talmudic times, Halamish, more popularly known as NEVE TZUF, is a religious community situated in the southwestern hills of Samaria, within close proximity to Jerusalem (35 minutes) and Tel Aviv (45 minutes).

Founded on the 20th of Heshvan 5738 (1 November 1977) Neve Tzuf came into existence by decision of the Israeli government, backed by American approval, as one of ten new areas to be developed in Judea and Samaria after the peace agreement was signed with Egypt in October of the same year.