In last Sunday's story, we spoke about the kibbutz movement—the collective farming system that began in Israel in 1909 in Degania just south of the Sea of Galilee. While I am no fan of socialism and definitely not Marxism, it was successful as long as Israel's existence depended on it. But what happened once Israel stabilized?
[Note: I got a few emails from people last week who read the title, were offended, and then responded without even reading the blog. Sometimes we forget that the very first chapters of the book of Acts show a people who "had all things in common." There is a difference between choosing to share your wealth with others and being forced to by the government.]