a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively
A community, usually a village, based on a high level of social and economical sharing, equality, direct democracy and tight social relations.
Origin: From קיבוץ, derived from the radix קבץ.
A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. Today, farming has been partly supplanted by other economic branches, including industrial plants and high-tech enterprises. Kibbutzim began as utopian communities, a combination of socialism and Zionism. In recent decades, some kibbutzim have been privatized and changes have been made in the communal lifestyle. A member of a kibbutz is called a kibbutznik. In 2010, there were 270 kibbutzim in Israel. Their factories and farms account for 9% of Israel’s industrial output, worth US$8 billion, and 40% of its agricultural output, worth over $1.7 billion.
The numerical value of kibbutz in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of kibbutz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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The kibbutz shed some of the characteristics that had put people off, the collective would decide on your life - where you work, what you studied, whether you could travel abroad.
You get to hang out, drink all the time, kibbutz all the time. But the other important thing is that we get to connect on a level that you ca n’t do in your own hometown because you’re working.
Instead of old people's mobility scooters, you're suddenly seeing so many baby's pushchairs rolling along, it's brought a spirit of renewal to the kibbutz. I'm happy that what my grandparents began here will go on.
What I learned . . . is that you could have a community in which the people themselves actually owned the community, seeing that type of relationship exist, and the fact that these units in the kibbutz were working well economically, made a strong impact on me.
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