Survey: More kibbutzniks are observing Yom Kippur

September 19, 2007 11:06


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Kibbutzniks are no longer going to work on Yom Kippur, choosing to fast instead. The relatively recent trend signifies a move away from the secular ways that have traditionally characterized kibbutz life. According to a survey conducted by The Kibbutz Institute for Holidays and Jewish Culture, an increasing number of kibbutzniks are exhibiting openness to Jewish customs and traditions, while on some kibbutzim at least half of the residents will fast on Yom Kippur. The Kibbutz Movement announced that this year dozens of kibbutzim throughout the country will formally observe Yom Kippur in some capacity.

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