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Maor is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°23′N 35°00′E / 32.383°N 35.000°E / 32.383; 35.000Coordinates: 32°23′N 35°00′E / 32.383°N 35.000°E / 32.383; 35.000
District Haifa
Council Menashe
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1953
Founded by Romanian Jews
Population (2016)[1] 1,262
Name meaning Source of light

Maor (Hebrew: מָאוֹר‎) is a moshav in north-central Israel. Located near Baqa al-Gharbiyye, it falls under the jurisdicution of Menashe Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of1,262.[1]


The moshav was established in 1953 by Jewish immigrants from Romania and Poland; was abandoned after several years, and re-established in 1957 by Jewish immigrants from Yemen. Some residents work in agriculture on the moshav, and others who live on the moshav but work elsewhere.

Panoramic view of the moshav from south-east


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved September 26, 2017.