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.
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 clutching a grenade, set on a hilltop next to the kibbutz's water tower which was preserved after being destroyed by the Egyptians. 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).
- 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.
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Kibbutz Yad Mordechai, named after Mordechai Anilewicz the leader of the Ghetto Uprising in Warsaw, is located to the south of Ashkelon and was established ...
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Reaching out to soldiers, stationed in Yad Mordechai, Israel
We are so thankful for these precious soldiers, who fight for our safety and with our love and prayer we can give them a hint of how thankful we are.
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KXLF Butte News
Mon, 06 Jul 2015 11:33:45 -0700
In the last month, rockets from Gaza have landed in southern Israel three times, according to the Israel Defense Forces. That tally includes a rocket on June 23 that landed near Yad Mordechai, a community just north of Gaza. An additional rocket fired ...
Sun, 05 Jul 2015 08:31:11 -0700
Yad Mordechai (Israel) (AFP) - Children scramble down a narrow corridor between giant concrete walls as if it were a real-life maze -- but the stark addition to their Israeli nursery has nothing to do with playtime.
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 23:36:08 -0700
In the past month, rockets from Gaza have landed in southern Israel three times, according to the Israel Defense Forces, including a rocket on June 23 that landed near Yad Mordechai, a community just north of Gaza. Another rocket fell short of Israeli ...
The Bell Jar
Sat, 04 Jul 2015 02:31:51 -0700
The rocket fired earlier fell on open ground in the vicinity of Yad Mordechai, it said, referring to a kibbutz near the Israel-Gaza border. “The housing stock is being reconstructed at such a snail's pace”, he said. The Palestinian delegation, headed ...
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:10:38 -0700
Gazan terrorists fired a single rocket at southern Israel on Tuesday night, setting off air raid sirens in the regions of Yad Mordechai, Karmiya, Zikim, and Nativ Ha'asara. The IDF said the rocket fell in an open area in the Yad Mordechai region. IDF ...
Wed, 10 Jun 2015 15:24:19 -0700
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The Jewish Press
The Jewish Press
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:07:29 -0700
10:37 PM IDF says one rocket landed somewhere near Yad Mordechai. No injuries or damage reported. Searched continue for the exact landing site. 10:30 PM IDF believes only 1 rocket was launched. No injuries, no damage in open area. IDF says rocket ...
Sun, 28 Jun 2015 01:20:00 -0700
Sirens sounded Sunday morning in the Gaza Belt, including in Yad Mordechai and Nativ Ha'asarah, just after 11:10 am. So far, no injuries nor damage are reported. The IDF clarified after an initial investigation that the sirens were a false alarm, but ...
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