- A collective community in Israel, traditionally based on agriculture, that is jointly owned and operated by its members who share the profits and responsibilities.
- A type of collective farm or community in Israel where the members jointly own and operate the farm and share the profits and responsibilities.
From hebrew kibbūtz, from kabhēz "to gather".
- He grew up on a kibbutz in the Negev desert.
- The kibbutz was founded in the early days of the state of Israel.
- The kibbutz movement was an important part of the early Zionist movement.
- The kibbutzim were a major source of support for the Israel Defense Forces.
- Many kibbutzim have since been privatized and turned into profit-making businesses.