Ein Harod (Meuhad)

Ein Harod (Meuhad)
Ein Harod (Meuhad) is located in Jezreel Valley region of Israel
Ein Harod (Meuhad)
Ein Harod (Meuhad)
Coordinates: 32°33′24.47″N 35°23′34.81″E / 32°33′24.47″N 35°23′34.81″E / 32.5567972; 35.3930028
DistrictNorthern
CouncilGilboa
AffiliationKibbutz Movement
Founded1952
Founded byMapam supporters
Population (2016)[1]739

Ein Harod (Meuhad) (Hebrew: עֵין חֲרוֹד מְאֻחָד‬) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Jezreel Valley near Mount Gilboa, it falls under the jurisdiction of Gilboa Regional Council. In 2016 it had a population of 739.[1]

The kibbutz was the home of Yitzhak Tabenkin, one of founders of the United Kibbutz Movement, and was a symbol of the kibbutz collectivist ideology. However, in 2009 it began a process of privatization.[2]

Etymology

The kibbutz is named after the nearby biblical spring of Ein Harod, known in English as the Well of Harod. The kibbutz is close to the site of the crucial battle of Ain Jalut from the year 1260, the first major Mongol defeat in the Middle Ages (Ein Jalut being the Arabic name of the spring).

Kibbutz Ein Harod dining hall
Other Languages