An Experiment That, for a Time, Did Not Fail

By Leonard Fein

Forward Association, 2009

In many ways, the privatization of the kibbutz mirrors a similar transformation in Israeli culture, which has moved from a decisively collectivist orientation to a dramatically enhanced emphasis on the individual. Some will celebrate the shift, others lament it. Either way, it is well to pause in honor of the nobility of the experiment, and perhaps as well to hope that newer forms of communal association will, in time, be developed.

Topic: Kibbutzim, Economy, Modernity

Name of Publication: Jewish Daily Forward

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Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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