Contributor Archives: Anton Marks

About Anton Marks

Anton Marks lives in the biggest urban kibbutz in Israel and works to bring young Diaspora Jews to Israel to live and volunteer within one of many such young Israeli communities. For more information, check out the website at: or the Facebook group: 'Shnat Kehila'. You can contact Anton at: or call him on: +972 525 348 550

Kibbutz Galuyot: I’d Rather Have Kibbutz Mish’ol

Discussions around the Friday night dinner table are a Jewish institution. The raison d’être of Shabbat is indeed to pause between the previous week and the next, to reflect and search for meaning in our busy lives. It’s the quintessential communal meal: sitting around a table with others, valuing congenial conversation and engaging story-telling. Having said all that, it could also be due to more mundane reasons; the abundance of food (How do you get those potatoes to come out so crispy?) …

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