At one kibbutz, special needs meet socialism
The community in northern Israel brings people with disorders like Down syndrome and autism together for labor, leisure and love.
Kibbutz life isn’t what it used to be. Gone are the communal dining rooms, the children’s houses, the Swedish volunteers getting chatted up in the pub and the committee working out which member’s turn it is to use the communal car. Gone too, arguably, is the dedication to mutual aid and social justice, the sense of shared purpose, the renunciation of private property and, well, the actual communal living that was...
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