But of course! Just because it’s in in Israel does not mean that it is inherently Jewish. Coming to the farm, I anticipated an “Eden-esque” land where Jewish intention planted every seed.
After about a week or so of orientation and adjustment, a casual conversation with a fellow Eco-Israel participant revealed that Jewish essence was less prominent in our program than we had imagined.
Then it occurred to me. This was an ecological farm (certainly advertised as such) and not specifically a “Jewish farm.” It was my own imposition of the “Holy Land Myth” that clouded my perceptions of my surroundings.