Friday, May 21, 2010
Pitching Kibbutz Life
Here is an interesting article about Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in the Negev, right near Gaza, that has dwindled down to about 60 residents and 26 members. Because of the relative peace of the past few months, they have launched a P.R. campaign to attract new residents, pointing out the tranquillity (when rockets and mortars aren't falling on a community whose name translates as "Vineyard of Peace") compared to city life. Their promise: "a traditional kibbutz just like the good old days." Plus, free university tuition.