Sde Nahum

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Sde Nahum
Skyline of Sde Nahum
Sde Nahum is located in Jezreel Valley region of 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
CouncilValley of Springs
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded5 January 1937
Founded bySadeh group members

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 2017 it had a population of 681.[1]


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 has been found in the kibbutz.


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

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  1. ^ a b "Localities File" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 2017. Retrieved 22 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gregersen, Erik (November 16, 2018). "Arieh Warshel". Encyclopædia Britannica. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved April 23, 2019.

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