Kfar Malal

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Kfar Malal

כְּפַר מַלָּ"ל
Kfar Malal Ein Hay street.jpg
Kfar Malal is located in Central Israel
Kfar Malal
Kfar Malal
Coordinates: 32°10′4.44″N 34°53′42.35″E / 32.1679000°N 34.8950972°E / 32.1679000; 34.8950972Coordinates: 32°10′4.44″N 34°53′42.35″E / 32.1679000°N 34.8950972°E / 32.1679000; 34.8950972
CouncilDrom HaSharon
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Name meaningMoshe Leib Lilienblum village

Kfar Malal (Hebrew: כְּפַר מַלָּ"ל) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain, it falls under the jurisdiction of Drom HaSharon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 328.[1]


Historic well of Kfar Malal

The village was established in 1911 as "Ein Hai" (lit. Fountain of the Living) on privately-owned land.[2] It was later renamed Kfar Malal after Moshe Leib Lilienblum (משה לייב לילינבלום), an early leader of the Hovevei Zion movement, whose acronym in Hebrew is MLL (מל"ל).[3] The village was destroyed in the battles of World War I, resettled by a group of laborers and ravaged again in the 1921 Jaffa riots. In 1922, the land was transferred to the Jewish National Fund and Kfar Malal was rebuilt as a moshav. It suffered more attacks in the 1929 Arab riots.[2] Ariel Sharon, Israel's eleventh prime minister, who was born in Kfar Malal, said that his mother slept with a rifle under her bed until her dying day due to the trauma of hiding in the cowshed with her children at night to escape roving Bedouin gangs.[4]

Kfar Malal 1942 1:20,000
Kfar Malal 1945 1:250,000


In 2006, Malal Park Industries Ltd, co-owned by members of Kfar Malal, signed an agreement with the German bank Eurohypo AG to refinance Park Azorim in Kiryat Aryeh, Petah Tikva. [5]

In 2009, NI Medical, a biotech company located in Kfar Malal, received approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a device that assesses left ventricular systolic dysfunction (LVSD). The device aids physicians in detecting heart failure in its pre-clinical, asymptomatic phase.[6]

Notable citizens[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ a b Bard, Mitchell G. (2016). "Kefar Malal". Jewish Virtual Library. American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  3. ^ Bard, Mitchell G. (2016). "Hovevei Zion". Jewish Virtual Library. American–Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  4. ^ Lis, Jonathan (January 11, 2014). "Ariel Sharon, Former Israeli Prime Minister, Dies at 85". Haaretz. Retrieved May 3, 2019.
  5. ^ Germany's EuroHypo bank to refinance Park Azorim British Israel
  6. ^ Asymptomatic HF detection device receives FDA thumbs up Health Imaging