AVIGDOR


AVIGDOR
AVIGDOR (Heb. אֲבִיגְדוֹר), moshav in the southern coastal plain of Israel near Kiryat Malakhi. It was founded in 1950 by ex-servicemen of the British Army's World War II Jewish Transport Unit (Yael), who had first attempted to settle with the veteran farmers at Menaḥemiyyah. Its economy was based on intensive field crops, milch cattle, and citrus. Large pecan nut plantations existed nearby. In 2002 the population of Avigdor was 615. The settlement was named after the English Zionist Sir Osmond d'Avigdor-Goldsmid\>\> and his son Henry. (Efraim Orni)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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