noun \mō-ˈshäv\
plural mo·sha·vim \ˌmō-shə-ˈvēm\

Definition of MOSHAV

:  a cooperative settlement of small individual farms in Israel — compare kibbutz

Origin of MOSHAV

Modern Hebrew mōshābh, from Hebrew, dwelling
First Known Use: 1928

Rhymes with MOSHAV


noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

(Hebrew: “settlement”) Israeli cooperative community that combines privately farmed land and communal marketing, sometimes with light industry as well. The land on a moshav belongs to the state or the Jewish National Fund. The first successful moshavim were organized in the 1920s. New immigrants were directed to these settlements in the early years of the State of Israel. See also kibbutz.


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