Emerald Isle Kibbutz

The idea of the kibbutz continues to inspire, often in surprising places. On this website, an author makes his case for a system of kibbutzim in Ireland, as part of a country-wide contest called Your Country Your Call to brainstorm new ideas for social...

Evolution of the Revolution

Here is a little video news story from WeJew.com that takes a more optimistic view of the changes to the kibbutz movement, with images from the pioneer times and interviews with contemporary kibbutzniks. Life on a “privatized kibbutz”, it seems, still...

Walk the Talk

Well, I did my talk about the lessons on kibbutz life yesterday, and I think it went well. (Maybe that’s just the energy drink I had beforehand speaking!) It was reasonably well-attended with familiar and new faces. People seemed to be focused and attentive on my...

The Geek Kibbutz

Today, I was polishing up my presentation for Thursday, titled “Look Back to Galilee: What a Century of Kibbutz Life Can Teach Canadians about Co-operation and Community,” when I took a break, surfed through some YouTube kibbutz videos and came across this...