Posts Tagged ‘kibbutz’

Residents of Kfar Ruppin strengthen the village wall with stones.

Kfar Ruppin Is Founded

November 25, 1938 The Kibbutz Kfar (Village), Ruppin, is founded. It was established in the framework of the “Tower and Stockade” movement in Zionism, which took place primarily between 1936-1939, just prior to the initial British restrictions being placed on Jewish settlement. Kfar Ruppin and other “Tower and Stockade” settlements built during this time were…

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Joseph Trumpeldor Is Born

November 21, 1880 Joseph Trumpeldor is born in Pyatigorsk, Russia, where collective communal life grew in popularity. He combined his interest in Zionism with the establishment of agricultural collectives in the Land of Israel. Drafted into the Russian Army in 1902, he fought in the Russo-Japanese War. Despite losing his left arm, he went back…

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A group known as the “Hadera Commune” shown in 1910 before sedding in Degania Alef, the first of the Kibbutz in Israel.

First Kibbutz in Israel Is Established

October 28, 1910 Degania Alef is established as the first Kibbutz in Israel. The idea for a collectively managed agricultural settlement in the land of Israel was not created by the founders at Degania Alef. The idea had been a part of some circles of Zionist ideology as it emerged in the late 19th century.…

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Sarah Levy-Tanai

Sarah Levy-Tanai Passes Away

October 3, 2005 Sarah Levy-Tanai, one of Israel’s foremost choreographers and contributors to Israeli cultural life passes away at the age of 95. Sarah was born in Jerusalem in 1910 or 1911 (She was never sure of her exact birth date) to Yemenite parents. During a typhus epidemic during World War I, all of her…

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Rahel Bluwstein

Rachel Bluwstein Is Born

September 20, 1890 Rahel Bluwstein is born in Russia. At age 15, she began writing poetry and made aliyah in 1909, settling first in Rehovot and then at the training farm at Kinneret. After studying agriculture in France, she settled at the Kibbutz Degania in 1919. Bluwstein is considered the “founding mother” of modern Hebrew…

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September 14, 1948 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion summons dozens of commanders of the Palmach for a conference at which he announces the dismantling of the elite unit and its integration into the new Israel Defense Forces.

Palmach Integrates with IDF

Center for Israel Education September 14, 1948 Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion summons dozens of commanders of the Palmach for a conference at which he announces the dismantling of the elite unit and its integration into the new Israel Defense Forces. The Palmach had been created in 1941 as an elite strike force of the Haganah…

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An aerial view of Moshav Nahalal

Moshav Nahalal Is Founded

Center for Israel Education September 11, 1921 Moshav Nahalal, the first moshav ha’ovdim (workers settlement), is founded in the northwest Jezreel valley about halfway between Haifa and Afula. The moshav was founded by 80 families who had come to the Land of Israel during the second aliyah (1904-1914) and who had lived and worked in…

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Rosh hashanah (jewish holiday) concept: honey, apple and pomegranate, with space for textRosh hashanah (jewish holiday) concept: honey, apple and pomegranateRosh hashanah (jewish holiday) concept: honey, apple and pomegranate

Rosh Hashanah – Holiday 101 Did you know these facts about the Jewish New Year? Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, starts at sundown on Sept. 9. It’s known for apples dipped in honey, record synagogue attendance and as the kickoff to the Days of Awe, which culminate on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. We’re guessing that even the most…

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Holocaust Shoah history Mordechai Anielewicz, Warsaw Ghetto uprising Adolf Eichmann trial

Eichmann Trial Instilled Faith In Survivors

By Rich Walter Center for Israel Education On April 23, 1943, Mordechai Anielewicz, the commander of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, penned his final letter. He, along with other ghetto fighters, fell to Nazi forces May 8. Anielewicz addressed the letter to Yitzhak Zuckerman, a clandestine operative on the Polish side of the ghetto. The letter…

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Bob Aronson in the studio.

A Diary In Art

Federation adviser Bob Aronson reveals a soul-feeding passion in a new exhibit. Robert Aronson regularly travels to Israel and other faraway destinations with distinctive Jewish cultural and historical significance. But when it comes to pictures for remembrance and personal expression, he prefers an alternative to smartphone photos. Aronson, longtime CEO of the Jewish Federation of…

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