Not your grandmother’s kibbutz, writes Carol Novis. She delves into the kibbutz’s past, and her story reflects a growing, prosperous kibbutz near the sea. Herman and Daphna Musikanth are two South Africans who joined in 1978. “It is Utopia”, says Herman. Supporting these words is the fact that about 90% of the kibbutz children return to live there.

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Kibbutz life today: Is it so different?
Category: Towns
Issue No. 175
 

Ilan recommends Ein Hod an "eclectic artist village" close to Bet Oren for an idyllic weekend getaway

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Ein Hod: It does what it says on the tin
Category: Towns
Issue No. 175
 

A fascinating, educational and historical account, encompassing the Pardes Hanna–Karkur area which now houses 32,000 residents and includes the origin of the lush eucalyptus trees, planted a hundred years ago in order to dry out the swamps and eliminate malaria. Land was first purchased here in 1912 by the London Achuza Society and today the town is a flourishing center.

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Karkur - a proud past and a brighter future
Category: Towns
Issue No. 174
 

Ahead of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I in July, we highlight and pay tribute to the dramatic role of the ANZACs – the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps – in the conquest of Israel from the Turks in 1917. Read this brief account of a charming, short period during the War.

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When the ANZACs came to Rehovot
Category: Towns
Issue No. 174
 

Lod, a city close to Tel Aviv and Ben Gurion Airport, is slowly changing its image. Home to many Ethiopian, Arab and low income families things are being changed for the better. Disused public buildings have been rebuilt for communal use, a pre-army facility and daycare centers have been established, as well as the revitalizing of poor areas. New areas are under construction attracting young, mainly religious, families into the town.

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Lod’s persistent pioneers
Category: Towns
Issue No. 173
 

North of Eilat is kibbutz Ketura – founded 40 years ago it has members of all branches of Judaism. The study of solar energy and the Arava Inststitue of Environmental Studies are amongst its current activities. Nearby is Neot Semadar with its fascinating arts and crafts center and a unique concept of communal living Also in the area are Yotvata and Tamar where solar energy systems are being developed.

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Welcome to Israel’s Silicon Valley
Category: Towns
Issue No. 173
 

A poem of praise for the joys and thrills of living on Sheinkin street, the heart of trendy Tel-Aviv.

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The New Metropolitans
Category: Towns
Issue No. 171
 

New hotels in restored buildings and hostels have sprung up to accommodate the increasing numbers of tourists to the old city of Nazareth. Unusual attractions such as the cultural Writers' House, museums, and the Nazareth “village” (a living display of life as it was in Biblical times) have been upgraded.

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A New Miracle in Old Nazareth
Category: Towns
Issue No. 166
 

Sapir College trained Sderot residents to man the Social Rights Center which helps residents of Sderot in dealing with governmental issues. An interesting insight into Sderot’s diversity of inhabitants, as well as a real picture of their daily issues, is given.

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Synergy – Sderot and Sapir College
Category: Towns
Issue No. 166
 

Vivid report on the exciting Yarkon River boat tour, which has been organized by ESRA

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Twilight on the Yarkon
Category: Towns
Issue No. 166
 
 
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