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The SabraThe Creation of the New Jew$
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Oz Almog

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780520216426

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520216426.001.0001

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Our Gang

Our Gang

(p.226) Chapter 7 Our Gang
The Sabra

Oz Almog

University of California Press

The pioneers of the Second and Third Aliyot were not just Zionists seeking to establish a Jewish polity; they were revolutionaries who wanted to create an entirely new and specifically Jewish society. As socialists, they took as their goal the creation of a commonwealth in which relations between people would be based on true equality, mutual assistance, and mutual respect. The economic forces that, so they believed, controlled the structure of human relations in a capitalist society would no longer determine the fate of men and women. This chapter discusses the following: the kibbutz community, the culture of the circle, the group in discourse and language, and Sabra friendship in war.

Keywords:   pioneers, Zionists, kibbutz community, Sabra friendship, Sabra culture

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