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Aerial shot of Nahalal
Aerial shot 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 in the 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), is a moshav in northern Israel.

Its name derives from a Biblical village in the tribe of Zebulun (Joshua 19:15). Covering 8,500 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2008 it had a population of 907.[1]

Founded in 1921, it was the first moshav shitufi, but it changed its status to moshav ovdim in 1992.


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 a communal farming community similar to a kibbutz, but they wanted to keep their individual family structure (kibbutzim had communal dining and children slept in separate housing).

The moshav was established on 11 September 1921 on land that had been given to them by the Jewish National Fund.

The small rivulets created marshes, which 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 the moshav and his son were killed when a bomb was thrown into their home.

The village layout in Nahalal, devised by architect Richard Kauffmann, became the pattern for many of the moshavim established before 1948; it is based on concentric circles, with the public buildings (school, administrative and cultural offices, cooperative shops 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 to 80 equal parts, 75 parts to the members and 5 parts for the 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 and only 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. 

External links[edit]

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China Radio International
Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:49:37 -0700

Chui Sai On, nahalal bilang bagong Punong Ehektibo ng Macao. (GMT+08:00) 2014-08-31 13:38:00 CRI. Laki ng Teksto: A A A. Natapos ngayong araw ang halalan para sa ika-4 na Punong Ehektibo ng Espesyal na Rehiyong Administratibo ng Macao ng ...


Wed, 20 Aug 2014 04:24:04 -0700

military cemetary Nahalal. The inscriptions on tombstones in miltary cemeteries, such as the military section of the cemetery of Nahalal pictured. must conform to standard wording. Photo by Yuval Tebol. Text size. Comments (0). Print Page. Send to friend.
Jerusalem Post
Sun, 31 Aug 2014 11:15:03 -0700

These children of Beersheba, Nahalal, Nirit, Gush Katif, Ramle, Kiryat Shmona, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Hebron fought with impossible courage, for us, for the country, for the people, so that no Jewish child would ever have to wake up in the middle of ...
China Radio International
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:12:50 -0700

Prayuth Chan-ocha, nahalal bilang PM ng pamahalaang transisyonal. (GMT+08:00) 2014-08-21 16:06:51 CRI. Laki ng Teksto: A A A. Nagpulong ngayong araw ang Thai National Legislative Assembly (NLA) para maihalal ang Punong Ministro ng ...


Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:40:36 -0700

The directors of the Hadassah Agricultural School for Young Women, located in Nahalal, wrote to the company in 1945 asking to have two urns connected to the electricity grid. The IEC agreed, on one condition: “You must pledge in writing not to use them ...
Abante Online
Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:07:30 -0700

Nakakatuwa at makalipas ang ilang dekada ay mayroon na naman tayong kinatawan sa FIBA Central Board matapos na mahalal si Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) president Manny V. Pangilinan (MVP). Magsi-serve si MVP mula 2014 hanggang sa ...
Abante Online
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Bilang isang ina na nahalal para maging senador, prayoridad ko ang magsulong ng lehislasyong titiyak sa kaligtasan ng ating mga anak. Aabangan po natin ang resulta ng imbestigasyon para tingnan kung may kailangan ba tayong bigyan ng pansin sa ...
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:56:15 -0700

Ty první, jako třeba Nahalal založený na jizre´elské rovině již roku 1921, vybudovali tehdejší kibucníci. V dvojjazyčném svazku vydaném německy a hebrejsky s názvem „Ort der Zuflucht und Verheißung“ (Místo útočištné a zaslíbení) se líčí vznik mošavu ...

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