study of Jewish agricultural settlement in an organized form in the European
Diaspora contributes to an understanding of the endeavors of Jews to
improve their social and economic situation under the restrictive and oppressive
Jewish farmers’ efforts were a unique episode in the struggle for
in the Diaspora, whilst retaining Jewish values and life style. This
phenomenon puts into perspective the positive character of Jewish activities
in the Diaspora, often besmirched and denigrated.