Wednesday, May 12, 2010

A Kibbutz Resurrected

Here is an interesting counterpoint about Kibbutz Hanaton—the Conservative (or "Masorti") religious kibbutz described as "divided" in an earlier article. This story depicts how a community that had dwindled to 11 members has managed to revive itself (as a privatized kibbutz) and attract Israeli families who are neither fully secular nor rigidly orthodox in their spiritual beliefs—and perhaps act as a small beacon of compromise across the chasm of religion in Israel. Every kibbutz, like every story, has at least two sides...

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