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This article is about the kibbutz. For other uses, see Yahel (disambiguation).
Entrance to the kibbutz
Entrance to the kibbutz
Yahel is located in Israel
Coordinates: 30°5′2.75″N 35°7′44.76″E / 30.0840972°N 35.1291000°E / 30.0840972; 35.1291000Coordinates: 30°5′2.75″N 35°7′44.76″E / 30.0840972°N 35.1291000°E / 30.0840972; 35.1291000
Council Hevel Eilot
Region Arabah
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1977
Founded by Reform movement
Website www.yahel.co.il

Yahel (Hebrew: יַהֵל) is a Reform kibbutz in the Arabah region of the Negev desert in the southern part of Israel, 60 miles from the city of Eilat. It is the first kibbutz founded by the Reform movement.

The name of the kibbutz is symbolic and means "(he) will put up a tent". It comes from the Book of Isaiah (Isaiah 13:20).[1]


  1. ^ HaReuveni, Immanuel (1999). Lexicon of the Land of Israel (in Hebrew). Miskal - Yedioth Ahronoth Books and Chemed Books. p. 393. ISBN 965-448-413-7. 

Further reading[edit]

  • William F.S. Miles. Zion in the desert: American Jews in Israel’s Reform Kibbutzim. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2007.

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