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Israel is a deeply interesting place. Born as a socialist state, the country transitioned to a capitalist system in the mid-'80s, but after nearly 40 years, the culture maintains some distinctive socialistic features.
For example, kibbutzim — intentional communities formed around collective industries — remain common, and the social fabric maintains a collectivist approach that places the needs of the family and community over the needs of a single person.
As an American…