Kfar Gidon (Hebrew: כְּפַר גִּדְעוֹן, lit. Gideon Village) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located near Afula, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 346.[1]

Kfar Gidon
כְּפַר גִּדְעוֹן
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Etymology: Gideon Village
Kfar Gidon is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Kfar Gidon
Kfar Gidon
Coordinates: 32°38′36.23″N 35°17′27.59″E / 32.6433972°N 35.2909972°E / 32.6433972; 35.2909972Coordinates: 32°38′36.23″N 35°17′27.59″E / 32.6433972°N 35.2909972°E / 32.6433972; 35.2909972
CountryIsrael
DistrictNorthern
CouncilJezreel Valley
Founded1923
Founded byTransylvanian immigrants
Population
 (2019)[1]
346

HistoryEdit

The moshav was founded in 1923 by immigrants from Transylvania who were members of Hapoel HaMizrachi, and was named after the Biblical figure of Gideon (Judges 7:1).[2] At first the settlement was supposed to be called Moshav Transylvania and it was planned by architect Richard Kauffmann.[3]

In 1956 it split in two co-operative societies; Kfar Gidon (Haredi) and Talmei Gidon (traditional/secular). However, as a result of reforms in the regional council, the village returned to having one administration.

Notable residentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ The Gift of the Jews Washington Post, 3 May 1998
  3. ^ Richard Kauffmann, Planning of Jewish Settlements in Palestine, Moshaw Transylvania. Reprint from "The Town Planning Review", University Press of Liverpool, vol. XII, No. 2, Nov. 1926 [1]