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All right! A hearty welcome

All right! A hearty welcome back! If you weren't going to post here before Pesach, I was going to return around then to start with the first of last year's Omer posts.

I'm looking forward to finishing your article, but now I'm racing off to school.

All right!!!

Posted by Peter Stephens on January 12, 2007 8:01 AM
Welcome back, Shai! Great to

Welcome back, Shai! Great to have you back in the blogosphere. Would love to see some posts about your Israel experiences. The new JRF site is looking great, btw. Yasher Koach!!

Posted by Brant Rosen on January 12, 2007 8:33 AM
Oh goody! I've missed your

Oh goody! I've missed your blogging. I think I even checked the dog blog a couple times to see if you had a pulse.

Posted by Dave on January 12, 2007 9:07 AM
In reference to your post at

In reference to your post at JRF: I'm loyal to the left libertarian tradition myself, and one of my favorite texts in that vein is Martin Buber's Paths in Utopia. I wonder what you think of it? He ends with the example of the kibbutzim, but as I recall one of the main themes throughout the book is that the only really successful communal experiments are those in which the memebers are bound together by a common worldview, which must be spiritual in some regard.

Posted by Dave on January 12, 2007 9:21 AM
Thanks for the welcoming

Thanks for the welcoming comments.

Dave -- regarding Buber's point that the common binding force must have spiritual components -- that resonates with the fact that religious kibbutzim in Israel stay truer to the kibbutz ideal at a higher percentage than secular kibbutzim.

Posted by Shai Gluskin on January 12, 2007 10:36 AM