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Harduf

Harduf
הרדוף
Harduf
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Council Jezreel Valley
Region Lower Galilee
Affiliation Kibbutz Movement
Founded 1982
Founded by Jesaiah Ben-Aharon
Name meaning Oleander
Website harduf.org.il

Harduf (Hebrew: הַרְדּוּף, lit. Oleander) is a kibbutz in northern Israel. Located in the Lower Galilee, it falls under the jurisdiction of Jezreel Valley Regional Council. In 2006 it had a population of 431.

The kibbutz was established in 1982 by Jesaiah Ben-Aharon and other followers of Rudolf Steiner, and was named after the oleander plants growing in the area. Kibbutz members live according to the anthroposophy philosophy.[1] Harduf has several health centers: Beit Elisha, for rehabilitation of adults with special needs; the Tuvia community, for children and youth who have been removed from their homes and need a new foster family; and the Hiram, which seeks to help youths who suffer from emotional problems.[2]

In 2007, Harduf cut off its local sewage from the national system, in order to cleanse the waste matter so it can be used for watering stalks and trees. The members plan to set up an ecological park on recycled water.[2]

References

  1. ^ Mapa's concise gazetteer of Israel (in עברית). Yuval El'azari (ed.). Tel-Aviv: Mapa Publishing. 2005. p. 151.  
  2. ^ a b Pinto, Goel (2007-05-24). "Pioneers of an organic lifestyle". Haaretz. Retrieved 2008-10-01. 

External links

  • Kibbutz website
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