Maor

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Maor

מָאוֹר
Maor is located in Haifa region of Israel
Maor
Maor
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
CountryIsrael
DistrictHaifa
CouncilMenashe
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded1953
Founded byRomanian Jews
Population
 (2018)[1]
1,366
Name meaningSource of light

Maor (Hebrew: מָאוֹר) is a moshav in north-central Israel. The word Maor means a light or luminary in Hebrew. Located near Baqa al-Gharbiyye, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,366.[1]

History[edit]

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 live on the moshav but work elsewhere.

Panoramic view of the moshav from south-east

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.