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When the Kibbutz Was A Kibbutz

By Amnon Shamosh When the kibbutz was a Kibbutz, every kibbutz had a Dining Hall to nourish both the body and the soul. And even without an Ark for Torah Scrolls it was redolent of sanctity and faith.  Three times a day we sat there around our own Shulhan Arukh (which was not  the 16th century “Prepared Table” of Jewish religious law.) We took our meals there, and it served as our social, cultural, spiritual and ritual center. Community singing that rose to the heavens was heard …

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