Beit Zera (Hebrew: בֵּית זֶרַע, lit. House of Seed) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located on the southern shore of the Sea of Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of 'Emeq HayYarden Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 697.
Founded in 1927 by immigrants from Austria and Germany, it was called Kfar Nathan. In 1947, it had a population of 500.
During the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, the villagers continued their agricultural work despite shelling from Syrian and Iraqi troops as well as from the Arab Legion.
The community was established in 1921 in Petah Tikva
, and moved to the Galilee in September 1927.
- ^ a b Jewish National Fund (1949). Jewish Villages in Israel. Jerusalem: Hamadpis Liphshitz Press. p. 92.