Thursday, June 19, 2003

farming and jews

It's funny, reading this article sitting in the heart of Jewish territory, right next to a kibbutz and seeing an explanation for why Jews don't farm. But the author claims that Israel is pretty much an exception, because:
"Even in the modern state of Israel, where agriculture has been an important component of the economy, it's been a peculiarly capital-intensive form of agriculture, one that employed well under a quarter of the population at the height of the Kibbutz movement, and less than 3 percent of the population today"
Interesting read.