Kibbutz Yad Mordechai

Kibbutz Yad Mordechai is located 10km south of Ashkelon. It was named after the leader of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Mordechai Anilewicz and was constituted in 1943. On the site is a magnificent giant sculpture of the leader overseeing the Kibbutz and an ancient water tower which was attacked by the Egyptians during the War of Independence of Israel. The Kibbutz was sooner or later recaptured and rebuilt after the war in 1948 and a museum dedicated to the ghetto fighters was then built.

The Kibbutz built and reestablished some representation of the war with life size cut outs of soldiers with rifles and helmets. At present the Kibbutz is known for its production of honey with its beehive compound dubbed as the largest in Israel. Visitors can arrange a tour around the compound with a demonstration about the production of honey. Visitors can also have a taste and see how the honey is made.

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