|Founded||15 August 1949|
|Founded by||Czechoslovakian and|
Shafir (Hebrew: שָׁפִיר) is a moshav in southern Israel. Located in the Shephelah near Kiryat Malakhi, it falls under the jurisdiction of Shafir Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 920.
Shafir was founded on 15 August 1949 by immigrants from Hungary and Czechoslovakia and was built on land that had belonged to the Palestinian village of al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya, which had been depopulated during the 1948 Arab–Israeli War. It was named after the Biblical city of Shafir that is mentioned in the Book of Micah 1:11, which also means "good and beautiful". Today Shafir is made up of a mixture of Czechoslovakian/ Hungarians, and Persians.
- "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
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- Vilnai, Ze'ev (1980). "Shafir (b)". Ariel Encyclopedia (in Hebrew). Vol. 8. Israel: Am Oved. p. 7996.