|Founded by||Yemenite Jews|
Midrakh Oz (Hebrew: , lit. Foothold of Strength) is an agricultural moshav in northern Israel. Located in the Jezreel Valley, it falls under the jurisdiction of Megiddo Regional Council. In 2018 it had a population of 775, both religious and secular Jews.
The brook Kishon swept them away, that ancient brook, the brook Kishon. O my soul, tread them down with strength.
The moshav is located in a valley called "Mansi Valley", part of the larger Jezreel Valley, near Manasseh Park and is surrounded by green hills of the Plain of Manasseh. It is at an attitude of 128 meters above sea level, 7 km south-east of Yokneam Illit. The moshav lies on Highway 66, which is connected to Highway 65 through nearby Megiddo Junction, connecting the moshav to Haifa and Afula.
In 1951, a Ma'abara was built named "Ma'abarat Mansi" and was populated by Jewish refugees from Yemen. The origins of the families who arrived can be traced in twelve villages and towns in Yemen's central and southwestern regions, with the large majority from five villages south of Yemen's capital Sana'a. Midrakh Oz was built on the lands of depopulated Palestinian villages of Al-Mansi and Al-Ghubayya al-Tahta.
An expansion of the moshav was built on one of the nearby hills called Khirbat el Khishash, at the foot of the Menashe Heights overlooking the Jezreel Valley and the first stage was completed in 2008 with 83 residential units.
All of Midrakh Oz's food productions are members of a local agricultural association called "Oz Dganim". All members pay member's fee and take full responsibility for running the foods center.
Midrakh Oz's dairy farming is considered one of the prominent in Israel, with an annual production of 13.5 million litres of milk. Until the 90s there were 48 milk producers in 46 dairies and after Israel's milk reform, 31 milk producers were left in 26 dairies. Prior to the reform, the dairy farming caused pollution inside the moshav and each cow received on average only 5 m2. The reform improved the environmental condition and each cow received 18 m2 on average. Today most of the work is done by foreign workers.