Biography - A. D. Gordon
Gordon lived first in Petah Tikvah, later in Rishon Le-Zion and finally settled in Degania, the first kvutsah. He made a religion of work. He believed that physical effort on the land would bring about his personal redemption, and that such labor would also redeem the Jewish people. He argued that the work created an organic interrelationship between the man, the land and culture.
Gordon founded the Hapoel Hatzair Labor Zionist movement, and it is in fact his pragmatic and non-Marxist socialism that dominated the Israel labor party.
Gordon died in 1922 and was buried in Degania.
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