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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


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).


  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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Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:24:25 -0800

Boys in front of the Yeshiva Yad Mordechai in Le Marais, Paris, Jan. Boys in front of the Yeshiva Yad Mordechai, a religious institution, in Le Marais, Paris, Jan. 11, 2015. Julien Pebrel—MYOP for TIME ...

JP Updates

JP Updates
Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:03:53 -0800

“Kikar Hashabat” spoke to community leaders of “Yad Mordechai”, the Orthodox community in central Paris, and they remained hopeful that this time that the French, as well as other European countries, learned their lesson and will do anything to prevent ...

Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post
Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:44:08 -0800

Itzik Cohen, CEO of the Association, spoke with the Post following an annual meeting that morning between Gazan fruit merchants and Israeli growers at Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, coordinated by the Gaza Liaison and Coordination Administration of the IDF.

Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post
Thu, 15 Jan 2015 00:35:44 -0800

The police investigations unit at the Ministry of Justice opened an investigation into the death of a border police officer who was thought to have been killed by his colleague on Wednesday. The incident took place at a base at Yad Mordechai in the ...

The Times of Israel

The Times of Israel
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:00:14 -0800

Officials said Cpl. Avi Gronov was shot at a Border Police base near Kibbutz Yad Mordechai in Israel's south. Initial information pointed to Gronov's friend discharging a bullet from his weapon, hitting Gronov in the head. Paramedics who arrived at the ...

Arutz Sheva

Arutz Sheva
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 03:36:08 -0800

Border Policeman Second Sergeant Avi Grunov, 19, was killed Wednesday by a bullet that was apparently accidentally discharged from a gun at the Yad Mordechai base. Grunov z”l leaves behind his parents and two sisters. An initial inquiry indicates that ...

Jerusalem Post

Jerusalem Post
Thu, 01 Jan 2015 04:04:11 -0800

KIBBUTZ YAD Mordechai was the venue Monday for a meeting between Israeli farmers and their Gazan counterparts. It was the first such meeting since Operation Protective Edge, organized by Israel's Fruit Growers Association. CEO Itzik Cohen said the ...
Jerusalem Post
Sun, 04 Jan 2015 07:27:27 -0800

The car from which the youth was thrown was stopped near Yad Mordechai junction, and three suspects were brought in for questioning: two illegal residents and one Bedouin from the Negev. Please LIKE our Facebook page - it makes us stronger ...

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