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Israeli kibbutz cooperatives continue to thrive

Communal bicycles at a kibbutz in Israel.

During a recent trip, Mary discovered that an old way of life is still thriving along the Mediterranean Sea.

A "kibbutz," Hebrew for gathering or clustering, is a communal collective which is typically based on agriculture. "Kibbutzniks" began forming the communities in Israel as early as the 1920's, and the communities still thrive today.

For a transcript of this story, and additional photos, visit the Mary Clark Traveler Blog.

Mary Clark Traveler is heard Tuesday mornings at 7:20 during Morning Edition on KETR.

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