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32

Friday, Number 6, 19R1

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

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From Farms to Factories: Israel
Kibutzim Enter Industrial Age

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World Zionist Press Service

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JERUSALEM — Wan-
round the fair of the
Kibutz Industries in Dizen-
goff Center, Tel Aviv, you _
get an eyeful of the interest-
. ing things for sale, proving
that the kibutz has gone far
beyond being an agricul-
tural enterprise.
Industrial plants and
workshops on kibutzim are
producing beautiful and
functional articles which,
because of the cost of labor,
renting premises and other
overhead expenses, would
not be economically pro-
Items produced at various kibutzim throughout
duced in town.
the state of Israel include recorders, coffee sets, meat
Take the glassware of
pounders, brushes, gas heater, drill, cutlery, electric
Kibutz Nakhshon, in the
stove, clock, ."Peace Plate," garden hose, lamp on
Jerusalem corridor. A
stand, refuse bin, canvas bag and electric fan.
kibutznik who identifies
himself only as Shadmi,
Tal, a young kibutznik, jewelry and is by no means
learned a new technique of
says that the technique is the only kibutz with a thriv-
making stained glass from
a relatively simple one im
a
g a j
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an old Dutch monk in the
n
w ea h
l r ay in iesnhtp
and to produce an article-
Trappist monastely of Lat-
ae near
takes about three days.
run, near the kibutz.
Jerusalem, owns the Car-
Going on through the : mit Candy plant. Caramels
Nakhshon now produces
variety of goods on display_ are made with milk and
stained glass windows for
in Dizengoff, you come to butter from the kibutz's own
synagogues.
the Royal jelly and honey cows. Carmit candies are
Kibutz Nakhshon also
sold by Kibutz Shamir in among the most popular
produces a variety of
Upper Galilee and exported sweets in Israel.
glass plates and vessels.
to Japan, Switzerland,
In the communal set-up of
France — and also now a kibutz, it is possible to
Egypt, through Agrexco. branch out and let members
There are several kibutz be creative — and also pro-
enterprises selling turkey fitable. Caught up in the
productS, luscious salamis, expense, rush and organiza-
sausages and smoked tional problems of urban
meats.
life, there are more difficul-
Kibutz Gan Shmuel even ties in investing the re-
sells frozen ducks, which it sources, both material and
raises on the kibutz. It is, non-material, necessary for
apparently, the only kibutz making stained glass, toys,
with a fully-fledged duck spinning — and bringing
breeding enterprise. • -
these enterprises to frui-
At a stall selling stuffed tion.
toys was Yona from Kibutz
The kibutzim appear to be
Kfar Menahem. Yona is a at an advantage in initiat-
spry elderly lady from ing such a variety of in-
Canada, 45 years on the teresting new creations be-
kibutz, who ran a variety of cause their very structure
operations there in her time provides encouragement as
and is now singlehandedly well as organizational and
running the toy workshop.
financial backing to people
"I am supposed to work four
with initiative, creative
hours a day because of my tendencies and the readi-
age, but of course I don't
ness to work hard.
count the hours," she says.
Kibutz industry has
Many of the smaller indus- proved its efficiency in
tries in veteran kibutzim
middle-size industry,
are run by older members
such as ,metallic prod-
which helps them find satis-
ucts, electronics, furni-
fying employment and gives
ture, plastics and agricul-
the settlement a useful in-
tural machinery*
come.
Now they are adding
Kibutzim are making fas-
smaller plants which ap-
cinating products from their
pear to be equally viable.
fruits and vegetables, par-
This is not only an eco-
ticularly dates. The kibut-
nomically sound develop-
zim of the Jordan Valley are
ment: it also shows one of
producing a date spread and
the ways in which the
a kibutz in Beit Shean has
kibutz tackles the increas-
even made a passover
ingly important problem of
haroset from dates, which
creative employment for
sold particularly well at the
older people in the settle-
fair.
ments.
At Mitzpe Lavon, the
thick naturally spun
knitting wools that four
NEW YORK (ZINS) — A
or five of the members
1979 survey by American
spin on the wooden spin-
Banker magazine shows
ning wheels, are on dis-
that the U.S. is sixth and
play. The wool is im-
Israel 25th in the world in
ported from Australia,
per capita income.
from merino sheep. The
According to the survey,
kibutzniks dye it with
Switzerland's citizens have
dyes made from trees and
a per capita income of
plants and nuts that they
$14,200, Denmark and
go out and gather, also
Sweden $13,500, West
some with chemical dyes.
Germany $11,700, the U.S.
Kibutz Beit Nir in the
$10,820 and Israel $4,170.
South produces silver

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