Life in a kibbutz - II

A kibbutz is democratically governed and everyone has a voice
Ardeshir Mehta

Ardeshir Mehta’s "My Experience of Kibbutz Life in Israel with particular reference to Behram Irani’s doctoral dissertation on communes” offers an insightful look at life in Israeli kibbutzim (plural of kibbutz) from the years 1968 to 1976. A kibbutz is a communal farm or settlement in Israel. Mehta was studying and living in Israel at the time. Parsiana reprints with permission some extracts from Mehta’s memoir forwarded to us by his cousin, the poet Adil Jussawalla. A kibbutz, as one of the members of Tsor’ah once said, is basically people. It is not buildings, equipment, land — though all these count.......

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