Ein HaNatziv

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Ein HaNatziv
Ein HaNatziv is located in Israel
Ein HaNatziv
Ein HaNatziv
Coordinates: 32°28′12.71″N 35°30′8.64″E / 32.4701972°N 35.5024000°E / 32.4701972; 35.5024000Coordinates: 32°28′12.71″N 35°30′8.64″E / 32.4701972°N 35.5024000°E / 32.4701972; 35.5024000
Council Valley of Springs
Affiliation Religious Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1946
Founded by Bnei Akiva members
Website http://www.hanatziv.org.il/

Ein HaNatziv (Hebrew: עֵין הַנְּצִי"ב, lit. Spring of the Natziv) is a kibbutz in the Bet She'an Valley in Israel. Located about three kilometers south of the ancient city of Beit She'an, it is 130 meters below sea level. The kibbutz, a member of the Religious Kibbutz Movement, has a population of 700. It falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council.

History[edit]

The name derives from the initials of Rabbi Naftali Zvi Yehuda Berlin (the "Natziv of Volozhin" 1816 – 1893) who was one of the greatest rabbis of Russia at the end of the 19th century. The kibbutz was set up on 17 January 1946 at a place previously known as "el Wakwaka", by a group of young people of the Bnei Akiva Movement from Germany.

Economy[edit]

The economy of the village today is based on a herd of about a thousand cattle, extensive orchards of date palms and olive trees, cereal crops and a plastics factory, Palziv, which exports all over the world. Within the kibbutz there are several educational establishments, including the Midreshet Kibbutz HaDati (the Religious Kibbutz Movement's religious seminary for young women[1]) and an ulpan (intensive study course) for French speakers wishing to convert to Judaism.[2]

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