"Yuval Katzir, 26 years old, a guide at the Ayalon Institute Bullet Factory in Rehovot, Israel, is one of 23 members of the new kibbutz located at the site and also a reserve paratrooper in the Israeli army. He spoke with Wall Street Journal reporter Peter Waldman about the kibbutz movement. Below, an edited transcript. (See related article.)
WSJ: Why are you trying to create a new kibbutz movement, after so many kibbutzim have failed in recent years?
Mr. Katzir: A kibbutz is not a place; it's an idea. We're not focusing on agriculture but education."
For those who read and liked the post on Aytaroun, here's more about kibbutz from the wall street journal. See also this link for a post on changes in the moshav and kibbutz culture in Israel. Extremely interesting.