Ein Dor

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Ein Dor
עין דור
Ein Dor's water tower.
Ein Dor's water tower.
Ein Dor is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Ein Dor
Ein Dor
Coordinates: 32°39′22.31″N 35°25′1.55″E / 32.6561972°N 35.4170972°E / 32.6561972; 35.4170972Coordinates: 32°39′22.31″N 35°25′1.55″E / 32.6561972°N 35.4170972°E / 32.6561972; 35.4170972
District Northern
Council Jezreel Valley
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1948
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair
Population (2017)[1] 1,029

Ein Dor (Hebrew: עֵין דּוֹר‬, lit. "Dor Spring") is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2017 it had a population of 1,029.[1] It was the first Jewish settlement founded in Israel after the declaration of statehood.

History[edit]

Kibbutz Ein Dor is named for Endor, a village mentioned in the Bible.[2]The kibbutz was founded in May 1948 by members of the Hashomer Hatzair youth movement. Among the founders were young Zionists from Hungary, Canada, the United States and South Africa. [3]

In 2003 members voted to privatize the kibbutz after many second and third generations had left for the city, prompting worry about the sustainability of the kibbutz. This meant moving the ideological approach of the kibbutz away from its original socialist principles of equality, collectivism and the Marxist ideal of "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need." Some of the kibbutz land was sold for development and a new neighborhood was built, leading to an influx of 80 new families.[4]

Economy[edit]

In addition to its income from agriculture, the kibbutz operates Teldor cable and wire factory.[5]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Archaeology Museum at Kibbutz Ein Dor Go Israel]
  3. ^ A tale of two kibbutzim: Capitalism doesn't always trump socialism, Haaretz
  4. ^ A tale of two kibbutzim: Capitalism doesn't always trump socialism, Haaretz
  5. ^ A tale of two kibbutzim: Capitalism doesn't always trump socialism, Haaretz