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November 21, 1980 - Image 18

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1980-11-21

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18 Friday, November 21, 1980

If a drop of ink fell at the
same time on your book and
on your coat, clean first the
book, and then the garment.
—Safer Hasidim

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

Degania, the First Kibutz, Celebrates Its 70th Year

By MOSHE RON

pioneers who worked in
Levi Eshkol) and Kaddish Baratz, one of the leading
Hadera founded the new ag-
Looz (the late Knesset Mapai members in the His-
ricultural settlement which Speaker). Both these set-
tadrut.
TEL AVIV — Israel is they called Degania after tlements stood up in heroic
Kibutz secretary Yehies-
celebrating the 70th an- the Hebrew word "dagan" defense during the War of
kiel Dar told us about the
EQUIPMENT CO.
niversary of Degania, the meaning corn.
Independence in 1948.
early days of his kibutz. It
first kvutza (kibutz). De-
Urn Juni was a desol-
The Syrians occupied the was proposed that nobody
HOLIDAY PORTABLES
gania, called the mother of ated area east of the Jor-
the kvutza, was founded in dan River. The land was police fortress near the should marry during the
WE GOT 'EM $
first five years so that there
kibutz and Syrian tanks
1910 at the southern end of put on sale by rich Per-
should be no children. How-
broke
through
the
perime-
the Sea of Galilee, six miles sian land dealers.
EXECUTIVE
ever, soon a young girl from
ter
of
the
settlement.
from Tiberias.
The first settlers suffered
CHAIRS
The original name of the heavily, cut off from other Seventy defenders resisted Russia came to Degania and
$695°
heroically and pushed the one of the boys fell in love
place was Urn Juni, the
settlements because there Syrians back.
with her. The marriage of
place at which the Amoraim were no roads. The Be-
OPEN SAT.
Shmuel and Devora Dayan
Shalom Hochbaum, a
231 W. 9 MILE RD., Ferndale
Reb Tanchum and his son douins in the area made it
produced
Moshe Dayan.
survivor
of
the
Holocaust,
1 /4 BIk. West of Woodward
Reb Yossi had lived.
dangerous to go out into the
Degania today has -280
548-6404
A group of courageous fields. However, in time the hurled a "Molotov Cocktail"
cows, 480 tons of poultry, 75
at the Syrian tank which
settlers • stood up to their broke through the fence and
acres of orange groves, 450
difficulties and the place the tank burst into flames,
acres of cotton, 400 acres of
began to develop slowly.
killing the Syrian soldiers bananas, 20 acres of palm
Degania was an impor- inside. This tank remains as
trees, 10 acres of avocado
tant turning point in the a reminder near the gate of and 250 acres for other
history of the labor move- Degania.
, crops.
ment in Eretz Yisrael, and a
Ten men and two
Among the industrial
model for further settle- women were the first to
ments. Today there are settle in Degania. Six of enterprises, Degania has
a metal workshop pro-
more than 250 agricultural the men were occupied
ducing parts for agricul-
settlements all over the preparing the land for
tural machines. Degania
country.
agriculture, two guarded
produces $6 million of
One of the members of the settlement, the
industrial exports each
MICHIGAN DISTRIBUTOR OF
Degania was the labor women cooked and did
year.
movement philsopher the washing. Today there
Kibutz members have
Aaron David Gordon, a are in Degania 293 mem-
nicely furnished rooms with
propagator of the idea of bers and 192 children.
curtains and built-in cup-
love of mankind and the
Among the first children
boards,
easy chairs and TV
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soil. The "Gordonia" born in Degania were
sets. Every member can
pioneer movement ,created Moshe Dayan; Motti Hod,
prepare tea and coffee in his
in Poland, Romania and former commander of the
other countries in Europe Israel air force; and Josef room and receive guests
with cake. Some of the-
was named after him. The
rooms are air-conditioned.
head of this movement for
Each year 10 families go
many years was Pinhas La-
abroad. Ten private cars are
von.
at the disposal of the
In the cemetery of De-
NEW YORK — The He-
gania we find the graves brew weekly, Hadoar, pub- families. Kibutz members
of Josef Bussel (one of the lished by the Hebrew Lan- are studying at univer-
founders of the kvutza guage and Culture Associa- sities. Degania has a
who drowned in the Jor- tion, will mark its 60th an- luxurious cultural hall, a
dan River); Otto War- niversary with a luncheon cinema seating 400 and a
rich library.
burg, former president of in New York, Dec. 15.
Moshe Kipnis, 89, still
the World Zionist Organ-
A number of outstanding living in Degania, used to
ization; Dr. Arthur Rup- Hebraists have been editors
pin, founder coloniza- of Hadoar, which started off live in the same room with
tion, A.D. Gordon and as the only Hebrew daily A. D. Gordon. He was an
officer in the Turkish army.
others.
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of the kibutz. When Gordon
was invited to a Zionist
meeting in London in 1921,
Gordon told Kipnis, "I have
nothing to say there, but I
will go in order to visit the
city of London." A year later
Gordon died.
Menahem Ussishkin
visited Degania in 1921.
He wanted to talk to Gor-
don; Gordon was busy
working in the field and
he continued workir
while talking to L
sishkin.
The income of Degania is
based on 30 percent agricul-
ture and 70 percent from in-
dustry in which more than
half of the kibutz members
are employed. There is a
shortage of manpower and
Degania is capable of ab-
sorbing another 80 families.
At Degania, young pioneers
from all over are trained for
new kibutz settlements on
the Golan Heights.
More than 15,000 people
took part in the Degania
jubilee celebrations. Israel's
President Yitzhak Navon
said, "Degania at 70 looks
very young. The Israel Prize
was awarded to you, but in
reality, you have awarded
the state with the Prize of
Israel. Degania is the most
beautiful place that the
Jewish people have built up
during the last 100 years, in
values, morals, labor and
vision."

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