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Schools, not farming,
are key for Israel's newest
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
Kibbutz Shoval, Israel
f a host of new collectivist proj-
ects are any indication, the
death of the Israeli kibbutz has
been greatly exaggerated.
Young Israelis fresh out of the army
now are engaged in a revival of that
unique Israeli invention — the collec-
tive farm — almost in the same way as
the first Jewish settlers in Palestine
more than a century ago. Almost.
Unlike the members of the first kib-
butzim, who focused on cultivating
the land as the ultimate expression of
Zionism, the new kibbutzniks empha-
"They are going out every morning,
not to the chicken coop or the cow
shed, but rather to the schools to teach
a new generation of Israelis," says Yoel
Marshak, head of a special task force
in the Kibbutz Movement. "They are
the new pioneers."
Kibbutz Eshbal in the lower Galilee
is a case in point. The kibbutz was
founded six years ago by a group of
activists from the Hanoar Ha'oved
youth movement who had just com-
pleted their Israeli military service.
Since then, education has become
their primary means of livelihood.
Members of Eshbal operate a board-
ing school for young immigrants from
Ethiopia who have dropped out of the
regular school system. They go out to
neighboring Jewish communities to
offer children after-school activities.
They organize regular meetings
between Jewish and Arab children,
using Arabic and Hebrew interchange-
ably. They even have adopted the chil-
dren of the nearby Bedouin village of
Arab a-Na'im, giving the younger gen-
eration the sort of education their par-
ents never had.
"This is certainly a feeling of a
national mission," says Karmit
Matievitz, who is in charge of the
Bedouin project. "At a time when nei-
ther agriculture nor industry bear solid
economic fruits, educating the
younger generation is certainly the
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