Kfar Shamai

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Kfar Shamai
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Kfar Shamai is located in Israel
Kfar Shamai
Kfar Shamai
Coordinates: 32°57′24.48″N 35°27′25.22″E / 32.9568000°N 35.4570056°E / 32.9568000; 35.4570056Coordinates: 32°57′24.48″N 35°27′25.22″E / 32.9568000°N 35.4570056°E / 32.9568000; 35.4570056
Council Merom HaGalil
Region Galilee
Founded 1949
Founded by Immigrants from Yemen

Kfar Shamai (Hebrew: כפר שמאי‎) is a moshav in the Upper Galilee near the city of Safed in northern Israel. It belongs to the Merom HaGalil Regional Council.

The moshav was founded in 1949 by immigrants to Israel from Yemen. Most of these immigrants have stayed as of 2006, and over the years immigrants from Romania and Morocco joined them.

The name "Kfar Shamai" is based on Shammai the Elder, who was the partner of Hillel the Elder. According to Jewish tradition, Shammai was buried in Har Meron or in "Shammai Hill" near the community.