Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Kibbutz: What, Why, When, Where

"This article provides an overview of the Israeli kibbutz movement, which began with "a small group of young Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, inspired by Zionist and socialist ideals, set[ting] up the first kvutza ('group' in Hebrew, renamed kibbutz, 'community' when membership grew)" in Palestine. Includes background about the first kibbutz established in 1909, crisis in the 1980s and 1990s, sources of income, labor, family life, and distribution. From the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs." (

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