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Mazor

Mazor
מָזוֹר
Council Hevel Modi'in
Region Sharon plain
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Jewish immigrants from Czechoslovakia and Hungary and native Israelis
Population 1,294

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 2011 it had a population of 1,294.[1]

History

The moshav was established in 1949 by 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), but was later renamed Mazor, a name derived from the name of the depopulated Arab village of al-Muzayri'a. 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.[2]

Mazor was founded on land belonging both to the depopulated Arab village of Rantiya,[3] and the western land belonging to al-Muzayri'a.[4]

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 mozaic floor was found not far from the mausoleum.[citation needed]

File:MazorColumbarium.jpg
Columbarium in Mazor mausoleum

References

  1. ^ "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2011. 
  2. ^ About Mazor Homee
  3. ^ Khalidi, Walid (1992). All that Remains. Washington DC: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 252. ISBN 0-88728-224-5. 
  4. ^ Khalidi, p399

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