Mazor (Hebrew: מָזוֹר‎, lit. Cure) is a moshav in central Israel. Located in the Sharon plain around three kilometres south-east of Petah Tikva and covering 2,300 dunams, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hevel Modi'in Regional Council. In 2019 it had a population of 1,331.[1]

Mazor is located in Central Israel
Mazor is located in Israel
Coordinates: 32°3′9″N 34°55′33.95″E / 32.05250°N 34.9260972°E / 32.05250; 34.9260972Coordinates: 32°3′9″N 34°55′33.95″E / 32.05250°N 34.9260972°E / 32.05250; 34.9260972
CouncilHevel Modi'in
AffiliationMoshavim Movement
Founded byJewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary and native Jewish Israelis
Columbarium in Mazor mausoleum


The moshav was established in 1949 by Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary and by native-born Israelis. It was initially named Mizra Har (Hebrew: מזרע הר‎, lit. Sown Field on a Mountain), a name derived from the name of the nearby depopulated Arab village of Umm-Zara, more commonly known as al-Muzayri'a. The moshav was later renamed Mazor, Hebrew for Remedy, in honor of the medicinal herb factory established there[2] by the herbalist Mordechai Klein.[3] Mazor's early days form the subject of a work of historical fiction, Kfar BaSfar ("A Village on the Border") by Gershon Erich Steiner, one of Mazor's founders.[4]

Mazor was founded on land belonging both to the depopulated Palestinian village of Rantiya,[5] and the western land belonging to al-Muzayri'a.[6]

To the east of the moshav is an archaeological site, which includes a 3rd Century Roman mausoleum. The mausoleum is the only Roman era building in Israel to still stand from its foundations to its roof. A Byzantine-era mosaic floor was found not far from the mausoleum.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2019" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 August 2020.
  2. ^ [1] history page on the Mazor website
  3. ^ [2] Heb. article, "In the Grind of Medicinal Herbs", Davar 08.08.52., p.2.
  4. ^ About Mazor Homee
  5. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All that Remains: The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 252. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
  6. ^ Khalidi, p399