Israeli Arts and Culture

Here's What It Was Like to Grow Up on a Kibbutz

By
Aron Hirt-Manheimer

What was it like to grow up in a communal children’s house on an Israeli kibbutz? Rachel Biale was born in 1952 and raised on Kibbutz Kfar Ruppin, overlooking the Jordan River. She is the author of the new memoir Growing Up Below Sea Level: A Kibbutz Childhood.