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When Muki Tzur was appointed secretary of Kibbutz Ein Gev in the fifties he received a request one day to "send the old bachelor away for the weekend so he could meet someone and get married," recalls Tzur. This meant that the unhitched kibbutznik was to be sent on an "ideological seminar" - a thinly disguised matchmaking forum, explains Tzur, the Labor Party historian and a former secretary...