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Kibbutzniks in the diaspora

Author: Naama Sabar
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2000.
Series: SUNY series in Israeli studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Under what circumstance would kibbutz-born young people leave a society which symbolizes, more than anything else, the Zionist dream? Naama Sabar explores this question by examining the lives of a group of Israeli emigrants living in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s. Through extensive interviews in which these "kibbutzniks" share their life stories, she uncovers what pushed them to leave the kibbutz and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Naama Sabar
ISBN: 0791444716 9780791444719 0791444724 9780791444726
OCLC Number: 41967241
Description: xii, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Getting started --
Part 2: About themselves --
The contented --
The AmerIsraelis --
The searchers --
The discontented --
Part 3: Permanent temporariness --
Togetherness --
Hebrew labor --
A failing mark in English --
Songs of the homeland --
Religion and tradition --
Women and children --
Part 4: Life cycles --
The parental home and the Kibbutz --
The Kibbutz educational system --
Israel and the Jewish heritage --
Part 5: Push and pull factors.
Series Title: SUNY series in Israeli studies.
Responsibility: Naama Sabar ; translation from the Hebrew by Chaya Naor.
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"Under what circumstance would kibbutz-born young people leave a society which symbolizes, more than anything else, the Zionist dream? Naama Sabar explores this question by examining the lives of a group of Israeli emigrants living in Los Angeles in the 1980s and early 1990s. Through extensive interviews in which these "kibbutzniks" share their life stories, she uncovers what pushed them to leave the kibbutz and what pulls them to remain in L.A. The underlying leitmotif is the search for identity under changing conditions."--Jacket.

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