Kfar Hoshen

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Kfar Hoshen (Hebrew: כפר חושן‎), formerly known as Safsufa (ספסופה), is a moshav about 4 km north of Meron in northern Israel. It belongs to the Merom HaGalil Regional Council. The moshav is situated on the land of the former Palestinian village of Safsaf, whose villagers fled to Lebanon after the Safsaf massacre in October 1948, during the 1948 Arab-Israeli war.[1][2]

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants to Israel from Bulgaria and with the support of the Moshavim Movement. The population was changed in early years by immigrants from Yemen, and starting in 1953 immigrants from Morocco and Tunisia also came.

Children in the community learn in schools nearby.

  • Elementary schools: "Nof Harim" school in Sasa, a religious school in Meron and a Haredi school in Safed;
  • High schools: "Anne Frank" school in Sasa, "AMIT" in Safed, and dormitories outside the area.

The residents work in agriculture and tourism.

The original name "Safsufa" is based on an identical name found in the Talmud, whose name is preserved in the village Safsaf. (The Hebrew word "Safsaf" means an area where fruits ripen later than usual.)[citation needed]


  1. ^ Morris, 2004, p. XXI, Settlement #49, established January 1949.
  2. ^ Khalidi, p. 491


Coordinates: 33°0′44.39″N 35°26′29.36″E / 33.0123306°N 35.4414889°E / 33.0123306; 35.4414889