Megadim

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This article is about the moshav. For the journal, see Megadim.
Megadim
Megadim is located in Israel
Megadim
Megadim
Coordinates: 32°43′45.48″N 34°57′33.12″E / 32.7293000°N 34.9592000°E / 32.7293000; 34.9592000Coordinates: 32°43′45.48″N 34°57′33.12″E / 32.7293000°N 34.9592000°E / 32.7293000; 34.9592000
Council Hof HaCarmel
Region Carmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Egyptian and North African immigerants

Megadim (Hebrew: מְגָדִים, lit. Precious) is a moshav in northern Israel. Located on the Mediterranean coast near Atlit and Highway 4, about 12 kilometres south of Haifa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaCarmel Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 789.

It was founded in 1949 by immigrants from North Africa and Egypt. Its name is a Biblical word, mentioned in Deuteronomium 33:13 : " May the Lord bless this land with the precious dew from heaven above."[1]

and in the Song of Songs 4:13;

Thy shoots are a park of pomegranates, with precious fruits; henna with spikenard plants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bitan, Hanna: 1948-1998: Fifty Years of 'Hityashvut': Atlas of Names of Settlements in Israel, Jeruusalem 1999, Carta, p.37 ,ISBN 965-220-423-4 (Hebrew)