Vintage photographs of life on a kibbutz
Israel's unique communal settlement
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A kibbutz is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture. The first kibbutzim were founded some 40 years before the establishment of the State of Israel. During the 1920s, the idea of the kibbutz, which means "communal settlement" in Hebrew, appealed to the many tens of thousands of Jewish immigrants fleeing rising antisemitism in Eastern Europe and seeking a new life in a new land.
Click through this gallery for a fascinating reminder of how life on a kibbutz looked like in the first half of the 20th century.
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