Definition of kibbutz
kibbutzimplay \ki-ˌbu̇t-ˈsēm, -ˌbüt-\
: a communal farm or settlement in Israel
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Ever since, Ahmed has been working construction and agriculture jobs throughout Israel, from high-rise buildings around Tel Aviv to the melon fields on kibbutzes in the Negev desert.
Israel’s electricity power plant in Ashkelon is seen as people bath near kibbutz Zikim, on the Israel Gaza Border, Monday, June 19, 2017.
After working for a year on a kibbutz in Israel, the couple returned to New York, where, taking night courses, Mr. Sand earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and anthropology from Brooklyn College in 1966.
My dad grew up on a kibbutz where oranges grew in sprawling groves, but most of the fruit ended up in crates bound for Europe.
Those attending were greeted by The Palace staff workers dressed in either military uniforms as Israel Defense Force soldiers or agricultural workers at a kibbutz.
Ms. Sternberg, 93, said, recalling the event last week in her small kibbutz house in a lush coastal area of northern Israel.
He was born in 1952 on a kibbutz, which makes him only five years younger than his country.
The tunnels were the prime rationale Israel gave for its ground invasion of Gaza during the 2014 battle with Hamas, which began after 13 gunmen emerged from one at dawn about a mile from a small kibbutz.
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A kibbutz is a communal settlement in Israel in which all wealth is held in common and profits are reinvested in the settlement. The first kibbutz was founded in 1909; currently there are about 270, with a total population exceeding 120,000. Adults live in private quarters, while children are generally housed and cared for as a group. Meals are prepared and eaten communally. Members have regular meetings to discuss business and to take votes on matters requiring decisions. Jobs may be assigned by rotation, by choice, or by skill.
Origin and Etymology of kibbutz
Modern Hebrew qibbūṣ
First Known Use: 1926See Words from the same year
KIBBUTZ Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of kibbutz for English Language Learners
: a farm in Israel on which a group of people live and work together
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