Tel Yitzhak

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Tel Yitzhak

תֵּל יִצְחָק
The Massuah Institute for the Study of the Holocaust in Kibbutz Tel Yitzhak.jpg
Tel Yitzhak is located in Central Israel
Tel Yitzhak
Tel Yitzhak
Coordinates: 32°15′8.64″N 34°52′8.76″E / 32.2524000°N 34.8691000°E / 32.2524000; 34.8691000Coordinates: 32°15′8.64″N 34°52′8.76″E / 32.2524000°N 34.8691000°E / 32.2524000; 34.8691000
DistrictCentral
CouncilHof HaSharon
AffiliationHaOved HaTzioni
Founded1938
Founded byGalician immigrants
Population
 (2018)[1]
1,017

Tel Yitzhak (Hebrew: תֵּל יִצְחָק, lit. Yitzhak Hill) is a kibbutz in central Israel. Located in the coastal plain to the south-east of Netanya, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof HaSharon Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 1,017.[1]

History[edit]

The kibbutz was established in 1938 by General Zionist immigrants[2] from Galicia as part of the tower and stockade settlement campaign. It was named after Yitzhak Steiger, a leader of HaNoar HaTzioni in Galicia.

Masua, a center for Holocaust research and commemoration, was established on the kibbutz.[3]

Nature reserve[edit]

Southwest of the kibbutz is an 8-dunam nature reserve established in 1968[4] to protect flora and fauna native to the Sharon plain.[5] Flora includes Ceratonia siliqua, Calicotome villosa, Thymelaea hirsuta, Prasium majus, Anagyris, and Lavandula stoechas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population in the Localities 2018" (XLS). Israel Central Bureau of Statistics. 25 August 2019. Retrieved 26 August 2019.
  2. ^ Dov Levin (2000). The Litvaks: A Short History of the Jews in Lithuania. Yad Vashem Jerusalem. p. 162.
  3. ^ Berenbaum, Michael; Peck, Abraham J., eds. (2002). The Holocaust and History: The Known, the Unknown, the Disputed, and the Reexamined. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. p. 797. ISBN 0-253-21529-3.
  4. ^ "List of National Parks and Nature Reserves" (PDF) (in Hebrew). Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 7, 2009. Retrieved 2010-09-27.
  5. ^ "Tel Yitzhak Nature Reserve" (in Hebrew). iNature.info. Retrieved 2010-10-13.