Kfar Malal

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Kfar Malal
כְּפַר מַלָּ"ל
Kfar Malal Ein Hay street.jpg
Kfar Malal is located in 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
District Central
Council Drom HaSharon
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1911
Population (2015) 328[1]
Name meaning Moshe 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 2015 it had a population of 328.


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]


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 residents[edit]


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b Kefar Malal Jewish Virtual Library
  3. ^ Hovevei Zion Jewish Virtual Library
  4. ^ Ariel Sharon, former Israeli prime minister, dies at 85 Haaretz, 11 January 2014
  5. ^ Germany's EuroHypo bank to refinance Park Azorim British Israel
  6. ^ Asymptomatic HF detection device receives FDA thumbs up Health Imaging