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In Memory of Ben Cohen, Builder and Dreamer

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Over the years Habonim was able to build summer camps across North America, build kibbutzim across Israel, and build character in its members. Those are the words of Ben Cohen, taken from his foreword to Builders and Dreamers: Habonim Labor Zionist Youth in North America. He and his teenage friends had traveled from Chicago to Buffalo in the fall of 1935 to participate in the founding convention of Habonim. There he became a boneh, a builder with a dream, and that term summarizes a full life …

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