25.01.2011 20.Shevat, 5771
Degania, “the mother of the kibbutzim,” was established on October 28, 1910, and just celebrated its 100th anniversary. Degania (population: 550) is still an “almost classical” kibbutz, but it has to contend with many changes. Na’ama, on the other hand, at three years old, is one of the country’s newest kibbutzim. It is an urban kibbutz with about 100 members, who are divided into eight groups: four living in Nazareth Illit and the other four in Migdal Ha’emek (the two northern towns whose initials form the basis of the acronym that its name is). Between the poles of Degania and Na’ama lies the story of the kibbutz movement during its first century – or at least a substantial part of the story….