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Yad Mordechai
יַד מָרְדְּכַי
Memorial to Mordechaj Anielewicz next to the destroyed Water tower at kibbutz Yad Mordechai
Memorial to Mordechaj Anielewicz next to the destroyed Water tower at kibbutz Yad Mordechai
Yad Mordechai is located in Israel
Yad Mordechai
Yad Mordechai
Coordinates: 31°35′19″N 34°33′30″E / 31.58861°N 34.55833°E / 31.58861; 34.55833Coordinates: 31°35′19″N 34°33′30″E / 31.58861°N 34.55833°E / 31.58861; 34.55833
District Southern
Council Hof Ashkelon
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1936 (as Mitzpe Yam)
1943 (as Yad Mordechai)
Founded by Hashomer Hatzair members
Population 710
Website www.yadmor.org.il

Yad Mordechai (Hebrew: יַד מָרְדְּכַי, lit. Memorial of Mordechai) is a kibbutz in southern Israel. Located 10 km south of Ashkelon, it falls under the jurisdiction of Hof Ashkelon Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 710.

Yad Mordechai Museum


History[edit]

The community was founded in the 1930s by Hashomer Hatzair members from Poland and initially organized themselves in a kibbutz called Mitzpe Yam close to Netanya, which was founded in 1936. However, the 14 dunams allocated to the kibbutz was too little, and insufficient to develop the kibbutz.

As a result, the community moved to an area near Ashkelon in December 1943 and with the new settlement named in honor of Mordechai Anielewicz, who died fighting the Nazis while being the commander of the Jewish Fighting Organization in the Warsaw Ghetto. During the 1948 Arab–Israeli War, the kibbutz was attacked by Egypt, in the Battle of Yad Mordechai.

The kibbutz hosts a statue of Anilewicz by Nathan Rapoport[1] clutching a grenade, set on a hilltop next to the kibbutz's water tower which was preserved after being destroyed by the Egyptians.[2] The kibbutz also has a museum devoted to Anielewicz and his fighting in the Ghetto, as well as the Battle of Yad Mordechai, one of only two Holocaust museums located on a kibbutz (the other being at Lohamey HaGeta'ot).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yaffe, Richard, Nathan Rapoport: Sculptures and Monuments, Shengold Publishers, New York, 1980.
  2. ^ Sixty years of Middle East division BBC News, 7 May 2008

Further reading[edit]

  • Larkin, Margaret (1968) The Hand of Mordechai New York/South Brunswick; originally published as "The Six Days of Yad Mordechai" by the Yad Mordechai Museum in Hebrew in 1963, and in English in 1965.

External links[edit]


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Yeshiva World News

Yeshiva World News
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:40:57 -0700

21:36: The alert continues in both Kerem Shalom and Yad Mordechai as the IDF is operating in both communities. 21:35: Over 12 rockets heading for Ashkelon today were intercepted by the Iron Dome. 21:34: The IDF carried out over 200 sorties in Gaza.
 
Yeshiva World News
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:16:40 -0700

11:14: Sirens in Ashkelon, the Ashkelon Coast council, Yad Mordechai, Zikim, Karmiya, Ohr HaNer, Erez and areas communities. 11:05: A French media agency reports IDF shelling of Gaza has resulted in a cessation of Gaza's only power station.

Ma'an News Agency

Ma'an News Agency
Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:30:15 -0700

... in Palestine, claimed responsibility for the bombing of Beeri kibbutz in Eshkol in southern Israel with 107 rockets, the bombing of Israeli military vehicles east of Jabaliya with six mortar shells, the targeting of Yad Mordechai inside Israel with ...

Ma'an News Agency

Ma'an News Agency
Sun, 27 Jul 2014 06:29:03 -0700

GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The military wing of the Popular Resistance Committees al-Nasser Salah al-Din Brigades on Sunday claimed responsibility for firing missiles at Israeli towns near the Gaza Strip on Saturday night, claiming one Israeli had died and ...

Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva
Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:56:14 -0700

Several roads in the Ashkelon area are closed to traffic as well: Road 232 between Gevim and Miflasim, Road 34 between Gevim and Yad Mordechai and Road 4 between Yad Mordechai and Gevaram. The infiltration is the latest in a series of such attacks by ...

Yeshiva World News

Yeshiva World News
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:27:40 -0700

22:29: Sirens sounding in Yad Mordechai, Netiv HaAsarah, Ohr HaNer and Erez. 22:20: As a result of renewed rocket fire, police have dispersed the anti-war protest in Tel Aviv. 21:51: Sirens sounding throughout Ashkelon and the surrounding areas.
 
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Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:41:01 -0700

“We're like ducks in a shooting gallery,” Raya Pasi of Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, north of the coastal enclave, told Israel's Channel 2 News on Monday. “This is a threat that's coming up between our feet,” she said of the repeated attempts to strike ...

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Yeshiva World News
Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:05:08 -0700

17:53: Sirens in Zikim, Yad Mordechai, Karmiya, and Netiv HaAsarah. 17:40: Twenty-five soldiers remain hospitalized in Tel Hashomer. It is reported most are not in serious condition. 17:38: Lufthansa and Swiss Air to resume flights to and from Israel ...
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