Kibbutz Ketura: Cooperating Into the 21st Century

By most accounts, this kibbutz would not have survived without the political and financial backing of Hadassah.

Kibbutz Ketura in the Arava Valley is something of an anomaly: a cooperative settlement that has survived into the 21st century without privatizing; a completely egalitarian society where men care for children and women manage the dairy farm; the site of a massive date orchard as well as the largest photovoltaic field in Israel.
Since its humble beginnings in November 1973, just weeks after the...