Udim

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Udim
אוּדִים
Udim is located in Israel
Udim
Udim
Coordinates: 32°15′58.68″N 34°51′4.68″E / 32.2663000°N 34.8513000°E / 32.2663000; 34.8513000Coordinates: 32°15′58.68″N 34°51′4.68″E / 32.2663000°N 34.8513000°E / 32.2663000; 34.8513000
Council Hof HaSharon
Region Coastal plain
Affiliation Agricultural Union
Founded 1948
Founded by Holocaust survivors
Population (2012) 1,229[1]

Udim (Hebrew: אוּדִים, lit. Firebrands) is a moshav in central Israel. Located near Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2012 it had a population of 1,229.[1]

The moshav was established in 1948 by Holocaust survivors. Its name is taken from Zechariah 3:2, and symbolises the fact that the founders were survivors of the Holocaust;

And the LORD said unto Satan: 'The LORD rebuke thee, O Satan, yea, the LORD that hath chosen Jerusalem rebuke thee; is not this man a brand plucked out of the fire?

Nature reserve[edit]

South-east of the moshav is a nature reserve, first declared in 1967, and expanded in 1997, 140 dunams in total.[2] The reserve is in an old quarry, where the water table has risen, allowing a concentration of aquatic plants to flourish. Flora includes Salix acmophylla and Tamarix trees, Rubus sanguineus, Reeds, and Cattails.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Locality File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  3. ^ "Udim Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-10-13.