‘Haver kibbutz

“Haver”, “haverim” (plural) is a Hebrew term meaning “friend” and, in the context of the kibbutz, “member” or “comrade”.

Where does this term come from?

 

 

 

 

We find this term frequently in the Talmud. It is used to designate rabbis not yet ordained but co-opted. By this word, a weight is given to fraternity induced around erudition and transmission.

When the word “Haver” is pronounced, hebraists hear its root: “H” “B” “R”, three letters that can be organized in various ways to also generate the words: “hibour” common name meaning “connection “; “Léhaber”, verb that means “to connect”.

The “haver” is the one who lives “connected” as much as he connects.

In kibbutz, members have always called themselves “haverim”.

The members of a classical or urban kibbutz are thus called “havere kibbutz”, the term “haverim”, placed in a nominal group, turning in plural into “havere”.

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