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Aerial view of Nahalal
Aerial view of Nahalal
Nahalal is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E / 32.69000°N 35.19667°E / 32.69000; 35.19667Coordinates: 32°41′24″N 35°11′48″E / 32.69000°N 35.19667°E / 32.69000; 35.19667
District Northern
Council Jezreel Valley
Region Lower Galilee
Founded 1921
Founded by Immigrant from Eastern Europe
Population (2008) 907[1]
The main square of Nahalal
The main square of Nahalal in the 1930s
In the 1930s
The main square of Nahalal, 2005
In 2005
September 11, 1921 – The first settlers arrive by horse and wagon from Mikveh Israel
Ilan Ramon's grave in Nahalal

Nahalal (Hebrew: נַהֲלָל) in northern Israel was a Levitical city mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, and is now a moshav. Covering 8.5 square kilometers, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2008 it had a population of 907.[1]

Biblical Nahalal[edit]

Nahalal was a Levitical city located in the territory of the tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:15) and given to the Merarite division of the Levite tribe.

Modern History[edit]

Founded in 1921, it was the first moshav ovidim (workers' cooperative agricultural settlement) in Palestine.[2]

The modern moshav was designed by Richard Kauffmann and was established in 1921. Its founders immigrated to Mandate Palestine from Eastern Europe in what is known as the Second Aliyah and Third Aliyah between 1904 and 1914 (at the end of the Ottoman rule), some of whom had been members of the first kibbutz, Degania. After working in farming communities for a decade, they dreamt of establishing an income-sharing farming community similar to a kibbutz, but they wanted to maintain the nuclear household structure (kibbutzim had communal dining and children slept in separate housing).

Nahalal was established on 11 September 1921 on land that had been given to the founders by the Jewish National Fund.

The rivulets created marshes that attracted Anopheles mosquitoes that spread malaria. Heeding the warnings of the experts among them, like Dr. Hillel Yaffe, an expert on the war against malaria, they temporarily settled on a nearby hill, near the Arab village of Ma'lul. Later, the founders came down from the hill and divided the land.

On 22 December 1932, a member of Nahalal and his son were killed when a bomb was thrown into their home.

The physical layout of Nahalal, devised by architect Richard Kauffmann, became the pattern for many moshavim established before 1948; it is based on concentric circles, with the public buildings (school, administrative and offices, services, and warehouses) in the center, the homesteads in the innermost circle, the farm buildings in the next, and beyond those, ever-widening circles of gardens and fields. initially divided to 80 equal parcels, 75 to the members and 5 to Kaduri agricultural school (the first two parts and the last three parts contain the agricultural school). This equal parceling of the land became the trademark geometric shape of Nahalal.


In 1929, a Girls' Agricultural Training Farm was established at Nahalal by Hana Meizel of the Women's International Zionist Organization, and in the 1940s it became a co-educational farming school of the Youth Aliyah movement.

Notable residents[edit]


  • Ilan Ramon, Israel's first astronaut, is buried in the Nahalal cemetery, though he never lived in Nahalal.


  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2008. Retrieved 2010-07-10. 
  2. ^ Bernard Reich and David H. Goldberg (2008). Historical Dictionary of Israel (2 ed.). Scarecrow Press. p. 329. 

External links[edit]

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Philippine Star
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:16:16 -0700

Ang mga nahalal natin sa nakalipas ng 30 taon ay halos walang nagawa para sa bansa. Kung meron man, isang kamay ang gagawa ng mga proyekto, pagtulong at kung ano ano para lang mapaniwala tayo na sila ay may ginagawang mabuti para sa atin.

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Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:33:45 -0700

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China Radio International
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:30:00 -0700

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Mon, 25 Apr 2016 01:55:53 -0700

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Sat, 02 Apr 2016 01:03:45 -0700

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Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:56:15 -0700

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Sun, 02 Oct 2011 05:05:05 -0700

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