Pinsteps. Moshav Maharal

Moshav Kerem Makharal is so named because of its location on the slopes of Mount Carmel (kerem - vinogradnik) and after the name of the famous Prague Rabbi Yehuda Levi ben Betsalel, who was called Morena haGadol Rabbi Liwa or abbreviated: Maharall. The moshav was created in 1949 by a group of repatriates from the Czech Republic. among the creators of moshav, there were quite a few people who survived the Holocaust and came from the Jewish organization Czech Brigade, who took an active part in the war for the independence of Israel. A group of repatriates from the Czech Republic, wanted to create a joint settlement in Israel and its representative, Shimon Mine, arrived in Israel in advance with the aim of organizing a settlement. The moshav arose in the lands of the Arab village of Idjim, whose inhabitants left it during the war for the independence of Israel. The first years of its existence, the moshav suffered from a shortage of fertile agricultural land and suffered heavy losses. Residents left these places, and various attempts to increase the fertile lands of the settlement were not crowned with success. The neighboring Makura farm, which possessed fertile lands, fell into private hands. In search of alternative crops, the cultivation of which could bring profit to the moshav, residents of Kerem Makharal decided to cut down the olive grove, which caused losses. This event caused a great public outcry in 1967. One of the famous journalists who described these events and took a certain position was Amos Keinan. In the 1950s, Dr. Eliezer Yorman, who led the orphanage for children of Holocaust survivors to Switzerland before repatriating, decided to create a home for orphans suffering from mental retardation in the moshav. This institution received the name "Tel Shahar" (Hill of Dawn) and was supported entirely from the doctor's personal savings. After his death, 12 years later, the orphanage was closed, and the children were transferred to other similar institutions in the north of the country. Only in the second half of the 70s, the moshav underwent changes and economic revival. The abolition of the monopoly on the organized purchase of moshav products, gave every farmer an opportunity to independently sell their crops. In addition, as part of a state campaign to expand the land of moshavim, Kerem Maharal received additional plots. Today in the moshav there is a successful enterprise “Sdot Israel”, a winery and an oil mill. Translated with Google Translate

Pictures uploaded by @Yana Vashkevich
Discover hotels near this place here!
Yana Vashkevich (author)
Map & Panorama
List of routes including this place
Yana Vashkevich
Saturday walk through Beit Shearim and Zichron Yaakov.

Beautiful autumn days in one of the most mysterious places in the north of the country. Beit Shearim is an ancient city with a well-preserved necropolis, Zichron Yaakov - the first settlement of Baron Rothschild - European corner of the Holy Land Translated with Google Translate

Don't waste time for planning
Use detailed routes created by your friends and professionals.
Don't be afraid to get lost in new places!
This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience