Maoz Haim ( Hebrew: מָעוֹז חַיִּים, lit. Haim's Fortress) is a kibbutz in Israel. Established in 1937 by immigrants from Poland and Germany, it is located off the Jordan River in the Beit She'an valley and falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. It is named after Haim Shturman, a member of the Hagana, who was killed there in 1938.
There are currently some hundreds inhabitants living in the kibbutz. Aside from agriculture, the kibbutz also has a plastics factory, "Poliraz".
Zakum nature reserve [ edit ]
South of the kibbutz is a small (11
dunam) nature reserve of Balanites aegyptiaca trees, called the Hurshat Zakum (Maoz Haim) reserve, declared in 1968. ( [1 ] Zakum being the Hebrew name of the tree.) This is probably the northern-most occurrence of these trees in the world. [2 ]
Notable residents [ edit ]
Chava Birnbaum (born as Helene Jerusalem 1923), granddaughter of the Austrian-Jewish philosopher, progressive educationalist and pacifist
Dvora Omer (born 1932), author
Ilan Shiloah (born 1957), businessman
Archaeological Excavations [ edit ]
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