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They grow bound firmly to their brothers and sisters of the kibbutz. Older children
are often involved with the care and teaching of younger ones rather as if in a
peasant society they were mothering younger siblings. But in the kibbutz this care
But in the kibbutz both parents can concentrate exclusively on the children and
lavish affection on them during the limited times with them. Chaim Bermant says :
The whole ritual is vaguely reminiscent of the practice of nannies bringing the ...
but as the children of the whole kibbutz. When children are successful in some
venture -pass examinations, or win travel scholarships or a place in an orchestra,
it is not only the proud parents who are glad; the triumph is one for the whole ...
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