What is a “Kibbutz”?
Nowadays the kibbutzim have gone modern, creating a new type of rural community, an “Urban kibbutz“: a community living in rural harmony, but each of its members is individually responsible for himself and his/her family. Some taxes
are paid to the communal committee.
- Kibbutz population now counts less than 2% of the total Israeli population
- In recent years the kibbutz’ population has aged dramatically. Leadership has been inviting young people to join the Kibbutz in order r to revive it.
- Many of its new members chose to work outside, in the free economical market and return to the Kibbutz, for housing and leisure only.