|Etymology: 'Light of the Candle'|
|Founded by||Former Giv'ot Zaid residents and Argentine Jews|
Or HaNer (Hebrew: אוֹר הַנֵּר, lit. Light of the Candle) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located near Sderot, it fall under the jurisdiction of Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. In 2021 it had a population of 809.
Or HaNer was established in 1955–57 as a farm belonging to the Yitzur UFitu'ah company. The founders were from the gar'in of the Gordoniya, Dror and HeHalutz movements, most of whom were immigrants from Argentina and Chile. Many of them originally came from the kibbutz Giv'ot Zaid.
In 2016, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon Jr. visited the kibbutz and received a tour of the kibbutz factory, Ornit. Ornit, established in 1975, manufactures blind rivets.
- "Regional Statistics". Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 February 2023.
- HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal Yedioth Ahronoth Books. p. 23. ISBN 965-448-413-7.
- Khalidi, Walid (1992). All That Remains:The Palestinian Villages Occupied and Depopulated by Israel in 1948. Washington D.C.: Institute for Palestine Studies. p. 128. ISBN 0-88728-224-5.
- Thomas Shannon in Southern Israel
- Ornit website