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This article is about an Israeli farming village. For the Israeli NGO, see Regavim (NGO).
Regavim - gardens in the Kibbutz.jpg
Regavim is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°31′26.03″N 35°2′3.83″E / 32.5238972°N 35.0343972°E / 32.5238972; 35.0343972Coordinates: 32°31′26.03″N 35°2′3.83″E / 32.5238972°N 35.0343972°E / 32.5238972; 35.0343972
District Haifa
Council Menashe
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1947
Founded by Habonim Dror members
Population (2015)[1] 416
Name meaning Clods

Regavim (Hebrew: רְגָבִים) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located near Umm al-Fahm, it falls under the jurisdiction of Menashe Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 416.


The name Regavim is taken from the Hebrew word “regev,” meaning a very small piece of land, lit. "patch of soul," a word used in a Zionist poem about reclaiming the Land of Israel, "dunam by dunam, regev by regev."[2]


The village was established in 1947 by immigrants from Italy and North Africa who were members of the Habonim Dror youth movement. In 1949 it moved to its current location on land which had formerly belonged to the depopulated Arab village of Qannir.


  1. ^ "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 
  2. ^ Traiman, Alex (9 June 2013). "NGO counters illegal Palestinian and Arab building amid global focus on Jewish construction". JNS News Service. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 

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