20.06.2011 18.Siwan, 5771
Kibbutzim are expanding and building new neighborhoods on their outskirts; but do buyers get a rural community and great schools, or just a garden and a longer commute?
As the years pass, the kibbutzim have been changing. First to disappear were the collective living arrangements for children. Then the collective dining room began to charge for meals. Among the last things to go was the equal pay for all. But the biggest physical change for the collective farms are the new neighborhoods for outsiders going up on their outskirts.
These new neighborhoods consist largely of single-family houses with a parking space and garden, which stand in stark contrast to the modest homes of the kibbutz members themselves….