kibbutzim kibbutzim  /ˌkɪ bʊt ˈsɪm/


  • (n) a collective farm or settlement owned by its members in modern Israel; children are reared collectively


  1. The kibbutzim are well equipped to handle their industrial revolution.
  2. Some kibbutzim posted signs to advise passing tourists that their restaurants honored Diners' Club credit cards.
  3. Ever since that goal was reached, the kibbutzim have had trouble recruiting members willing to make the sacrifice that communal living demands.


  1. "This is a complicated problem. I don't deal with condemning these things, just like I don't condemn kibbutzim, which sometimes select who to accept as a member. There are communities that wish to be strict about their religion or social character....
    on Sep 2, 2007 By: Meir Porush Source: Ynetnews

  2. Addressing residents of communities bordering Gaza, Olmert said: "I want to take this opportunity, here and now, to tell the people of Sderot, the kibbutzim, and other communities - there is no one who knows better the depth of the pain in your...
    on Jun 20, 2006 By: Ehud Olmert Source: Ynetnews

  3. Talking about moshav residents, Vilnai said that "these people and kibbutzim members are the party veterans. They understand that there must be a party between Kadima and Meretz. When the campaign really begins things will change in our favor and...
    on Nov 26, 2008 By: Matan Vilnai Source: Ha'aretz

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