Megadim

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Megadim
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Megadim is located in Haifa region of 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
District Haifa
Council Hof HaCarmel
Affiliation Moshavim Movement
Founded 1949
Founded by Egyptian and North African Jewish immigrants and refugees
Population (2017)[1] 1,311

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 2017 it had a population of 1,311.[1]

History[edit]

It was founded in 1949 by Jewish immigrants and refugees from North Africa and Egypt. Its name is a Biblical word, mentioned in Deuteronomy 33:13 : " May the Lord bless this land with the precious dew from heaven above."[2] 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. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved August 26, 2018. 
  2. ^ 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)