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n. pl. mo·sha·vim (mō′shä-vem′)
An Israeli cooperative settlement consisting of small separate farms.

[Modern Hebrew môšāb, from Hebrew, dwelling, from yāšab, to sit, dwell; see wṯb in Semitic roots.]


(Hebrew mɔˈʃav)
n, pl -shavim (-ʃaˈvim)
(Agriculture) a cooperative settlement in Israel, consisting of a number of small farms
[C20: from Hebrew mōshābh a dwelling]



n., pl. mo•sha•vim (ˌmoʊ ʃɑˈvim)
a cooperative community in Israel made up of small farm units.
[1930–35; < Modern Hebrew < Hebrew mōshābh dwelling]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.moshav - a cooperative Israeli village or settlement comprised of small farms
small town, village, settlement - a community of people smaller than a town
Israel, State of Israel, Yisrael, Zion, Sion - Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
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The idea for the product came from his great love of music: "Before we got married, my wife and I lived in a studio apartment in Moshav Beit Uziel.
Avraham Yoffe and Paltiel Selah of the NRA facilitated my access to Ramat Issachar; and local residents who were most helpful included Yaron Lavi and his family at Moshav Moledet, and Utia Bassevitch and Ruth Zarchi of Kibbutz Ein Harod.
In February, the Israeli army said itfired in the airafter five people approached the border, near the northern Israeli moshav of Avivim.
For a less expensive breakfast, visit one of the many coffee shops and restaurants that serve breakfast, such as Mendeli Street Hotel restaurant and Manta Ray in Tel Aviv, Doctor Shakshuka in Jaffa, Rama's Kitchen in Moshav Natal (on the way to Jerusalem) and Cafe Kadosh in Jerusalem.
Moshav Sharona, Israel, today announced their collaboration to develop advanced hybrid rice varieties.
The same idea is presented in two recently published medieval commentaries on the Pentateuch, Moshav Zeqanim (14) and Perushei Rabbenu Hayyim Paltiel al Ha-Torah.
The Minister of Defense, Moshe Dayan, was born in a kibbutz and grew up in a Moshav (cooperative village).
Those who have visited Gafni's home and workshop in Moshav Ahituv, a settlement near Hadera on Israel's northern coast, and witnessed the colorful 20-pound bicycle in action agree that this two-wheel creation could revolutionize cycling in general and enhance methods of transportation in the developing world in particular.
Naturally, in strategic and financial terms, the vacant south was calling for settlers (see Rosen, "Far from") and became the homestead for three types of settlement: 1) co-operative-socialist kibbutz, 2) moshav (village), and 3) development town.
After World War I, the Dayan family moved to Nahalal, the first moshav or semi-cooperative in pre-state Israel where Moshe grew up.
If you want to get even more of a flavour of the nomadic life, Chan Darkey Ha Bsamim, near Moshav Tzofar in the Arava region, offers Bedouin-style accommodation, although the smart washrooms would leave the ancient traders very jealous.
Logan went missing on Saturday in the archeological village of Moshav Mota,