Glossary: moshav (pl., moshavim)

DEFINITION:
A cooperative smallholders settlement of individual farms in Israel. Individuals own their farms and personal property. Work is organized collectively, equipment is used cooperatively, and produce is marketed jointly. There are several variants including the moshav ovdim, a workers cooperative settlement, and the moshav shitufi, a collective smallholders settlement that combines the economic features of a kibbutz (q.v.) with the social features of a moshav. Farming is done collectively, and profits are shared equally.

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