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Maoz Haim (Hebrew: מָעוֹז חַיִּים, lit. Haim's Fortress) is a kibbutz in Israel. Located adjacent to the Jordan River in the Beit She'an valley and falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. In 2014 it had a population of 467. Aside from agriculture, the kibbutz also has a plastics factory, "Poliraz".
Zakum nature reserve
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. (Zakum being the Hebrew name of the tree.) This is probably the northern-most occurrence of these trees in the world.
- Chava Birnbaum (born as Helene Jerusalem 1923), granddaughter of the Austrian-Jewish philosopher, progressive educationalist and pacifist Wilhelm Jerusalem
- Dvora Omer (born 1932), author
- Ilan Shiloah (born 1957), businessman
- See article on Maoz Haim Synagogue.
- "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
- "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
- "Zakum (Maoz Haim) Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-10-07.
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