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Dreams of Zion

Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson | Posted 02.17.2014 | Religion
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 | Business

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 | Religion
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 | Religion
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 | Healthy Living
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 | Impact
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 | World
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 | Religion
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 | Arts
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 | Religion
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 | Business
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 | World
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 | World
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 | Religion

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...