Sde Nahum

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Sde Nahum
Sde nahum.jpg
Sde Nahum is located in Israel
Sde Nahum
Sde Nahum
Coordinates: 32°31′31.08″N 35°28′54.47″E / 32.5253000°N 35.4817972°E / 32.5253000; 35.4817972Coordinates: 32°31′31.08″N 35°28′54.47″E / 32.5253000°N 35.4817972°E / 32.5253000; 35.4817972
District Northern
Council Valley of Springs
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 5 January 1937
Founded by Sadeh group members
Population (2015)[1] 569
Website www.sde-nahum.org.il

Sde Nahum (Hebrew: שְׂדֵה נַחוּם‎, lit. Nahum Field) is a kibbutz in the Beit She'an Valley in northern Israel. Located around 4 km northwest of Beit She'an, it falls under the jurisdiction of Valley of Springs Regional Council. In 2015 it had a population of 569.[1]

History[edit]

1947 photo of Nahum classroom from Palmach archive

The kibbutz was founded on 5 January 1937 by members of the Sadeh group from the Mikveh Israel agricultural school, as well as immigrants from Austria, Germany and Poland. It was the third kibbutz established as part of the tower and stockade settlement movement. Initially called Kibbutz HaSadeh, it was later renamed in honour of Nahum Sokolov, a Zionist writer.

Ruins of a 5th–6th century Byzantine church have been found in the kibbutz.

Economy[edit]

Similar to most kibbutzim, the main economic activity is agriculture-based, although it also has a factory for manufacture of plastic materials and an elderly care facility.

Notable Residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "List of localities, in Alphabetical order" (PDF). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 16 October 2016. 

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