Kfar Warburg

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Kfar Warburg
Kfar Warburg
Kfar Warburg
Kfar Warburg is located in Israel
Kfar Warburg
Kfar Warburg
Coordinates: 31°43′10.55″N 34°43′23.51″E / 31.7195972°N 34.7231972°E / 31.7195972; 34.7231972Coordinates: 31°43′10.55″N 34°43′23.51″E / 31.7195972°N 34.7231972°E / 31.7195972; 34.7231972
District Southern
Council Be'er Tuvia
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 31 October 1939
Founded by "Menachem" members
Population (2015)[1] 1,130
Website www.kfar-warburg.org

Kfar Warburg (Hebrew: כְּפַר וַרְבּוּרְג‎, lit. Warburg Village) is a large moshav in south-central Israel. Located near Kiryat Malakhi with 98 farms covering an area of 6,000 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Be'er Tuvia Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 1,130.[1]

History[edit]

The moshav was founded on 31 October 1939 by members of the "Menachem" organisation. It was named after Felix M. Warburg, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in the United States and a founder of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.[2] It was founded on land that had traditionally belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Qastina.[3]

Notable residents include Yigal Hurvitz, a former Minister of Finance, who was buried in the moshav.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in Hebrew). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 285. ISBN 965-7184-34-7. 
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 131. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 

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