Or HaNer

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Or HaNer
Mural in Kibbutz Or-Haner - Germination.jpg
Or HaNer is located in Ashkelon region of Israel
Or HaNer
Or HaNer
Coordinates: 31°33′27″N 34°36′7.19″E / 31.55750°N 34.6019972°E / 31.55750; 34.6019972Coordinates: 31°33′27″N 34°36′7.19″E / 31.55750°N 34.6019972°E / 31.55750; 34.6019972
District Southern
Council Sha'ar HaNegev
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1957
Founded by Former Giv'ot Zaid residents and Argentine immigrants
Population (2017)[1] 733

Or HaNer (Hebrew: אוֹר הַנֵּר‬, lit. Light of the Candle) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located near Sderot, it fall under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 733.[1]


Its name is taken from the Sanhedrin tractate of the Babylonian Talmud.[2]


The village was established in 1955–57 as a farm belonging to the Yitzur UFitu'ah company. The founders were from the gar'in of the Gordoniya, Dror and HeHalutz movements, most of whom were immigrants from Argentina and Chile. Many of them originally came from the kibbutz Giv'ot Zaid.[2]

The village is founded on the land belonging to the depopulated Palestinian village of Najd, northeast of the Najd village site.[3]


  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ a b HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal Yedioth Ahronoth Books. p. 23. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 
  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. 128. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.