Kerem Maharal

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Kerem Maharal
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Kerem Maharal is located in Israel
Kerem Maharal
Kerem Maharal
Coordinates: 32°38′56.75″N 34°59′31.19″E / 32.6490972°N 34.9919972°E / 32.6490972; 34.9919972Coordinates: 32°38′56.75″N 34°59′31.19″E / 32.6490972°N 34.9919972°E / 32.6490972; 34.9919972
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Czech immigrants
Population (2015)[1] 706

Kerem Maharal (Hebrew: כֶּרֶם מַהֲרַ"ל‎, lit. Maharal Vineyard) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Atlit, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 706.[1]


The moshav was established in 1949 by group of Jewish holocaust survivors, originally from Czechoslovakia, who immigrated to Israel with the help of the Aliya movement after World War II, and was named after legendary 16th century Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, also known as "Maharal". It was built on the site of the depopulated Arab village of Ijzim, which was captured by the Israel Defense Forces in Operation Shoter during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War.[2] The residents lived in the Arab stone houses until the 1960s and some of the original structures remain today.[2][3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Ehud Ein-Gil (September 14, 2006). "It takes a village". Haaretz. 
  3. ^ Rochelle A. Davis (2011). Palestinian Village Histories. Stanford University Press. p. 162.