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Organizational Heaven, Managerial Hell

Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes | Posted 08.11.2016 | Home
Dr. Ichak Kalderon Adizes

How would you like to work in an organization where you have a lifetime appointment? You can be fired only for some extreme violation of ethics. You choose what to work on. If you do not like your assignment, you can refuse it until they give you something you want to do.

Kibbutz Families Return Home to More Rockets

Anav Silverman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Anav Silverman

On Thursday, August 7, busses brought back about half of the families of Kibbutz Kfar Aza who decided to return after the Egyptian-brokered 72-hour ceasefire went into effect.

Why I Am a Zionist

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Robert David Jaffee

Twenty-five years ago, in late 1989, I enrolled in an ulpan or Hebrew immersion program at Mishmar Haemek, a kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley. When I met the kibbutzniks as well as the other students in the ulpan, many of them would ask me two questions.

Israel and the Blessed Unrest

Christina M. Martínez | Posted 08.04.2014 | Home
Christina M. Martínez

Fifteen seconds will never mean the same to me again.

Dreams of Zion

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Home
Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Even after visiting Israel many times, I still forget how astonishing the establishment of Israel really is. Occasionally, however, a simple intrusion in my life can abruptly focus my amazement on that little state.

This $4,000 Caviar Has Socialist Roots

Posted 08.10.2012 | Home

Caviar may be the food of kings, but one brand of $4,000-per-jar caviar found in New York City restaurants has its roots in socialism. Kibbutz Dan...

The Knish Lives In Israel

Laura Silver | Posted 06.26.2012 | Home
Laura Silver

Israel, on my first visit in 1994, was teeming pitas, tomato-and-cucumber breakfasts and fresh-squeezed Jerusalem juices. Still, I could not find a cornerstone of my culinary upbringing.

Why Progressive Nationalism Is Still So Relevant: Liberal Zionists Speak Out

Kenneth Bob | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
Kenneth Bob

Israel's founders understood that Israel cannot treat its minorities the way that Jews were treated throughout history. A world view of how the Jews can realize their national aspirations in a socially just manner is as relevant today as it was then.

Confessions of a Semi-Vegan

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Simona Rabinovitch

I feel pretty amazing most of the time. And I worked hard to get here -- a decade of learning about nutrition, yoga, holistic wellness and my body, while implementing lifestyle adjustments like tons of exercise and fresh air.

Coexistence in Israel: A Tale of Two Communities

Robyn Carolyn Price | Posted 08.10.2011 | Home
Robyn Carolyn Price

This is the tale of Mezer and Meiser, communities that have lived side by side for over 55 years, offering a model of what peaceful coexistence in the region might look like.

The Kibbutz Comes to South Sudan

Danna Harman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danna Harman

JUBA, South Sudan. The Kibbutz movement is dying? Don't tell that to Emmanuel Logoro. "I have a dream," he says, sitting in his hut near a plastic C...

Sci-Fi As Prophetic Vision: He, She And It

Rabbi Arthur Waskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rabbi Arthur Waskow

Marge Piercy's novel He, She and It appeared almost 20 years ago. My review appeared in Tikkun magazine in 1992. Now many aspects of her novel loom even more prophetic than they did before.

Kibbutz Diary: A Shoah Memorial the World Should See

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dagan

To me, Mishmar Ha'emek's Pinat Hagola is an example of what we should strive for in public art built in memory of tragedies. Often, the smallest places can say the most.

American Jews Without Israel, Israel Without U.S. Jews

Bradley Burston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bradley Burston

Once, long ago, my friend and I bandied the concept of what American Judaism would be like if there were no Israel, and what Israel would be like if there were no American Jews.

Kibbutz Diary: Business savvy? These socialists have plenty

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dagan

A few dozen socialists in the north of Israel met recently to raise glasses of wine and toast their latest business success. The residents of Kibbutz...

Kibbutz Diary: Socialism for the 21st century

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
David Dagan

Israel was built in places like Kibbutz Mishmar Ha'emek, a hilly village whose roughly 1,000 residents share a view of the northern Jezreel Valley - a...

Kibbutz Experiment is 100 Years Old

Yermi Brenner | Posted 06.14.2011 | Home
Yermi Brenner

Shared consumption and production is a nice idea -- but it's ultimately unrealistic, especially when surrounded by an intensively capitalistic environment, as there is in Israel today.

Kibbutz-Style Living Fills A Void For Young Jews

Religion News Service | By Robert L. Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

By Robert L. Smith Religion News Service CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio (RNS) Raychel Bone, Sam Selker, Naima Cohn and Taliesin Haugh sat on their front por...