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					                                                HABONIM DROR AUSTRALIA IDEOLOGY
 Habonim Dror is a Culturally Jewish Socialist-Zionist youth movement, which exists to take responsibility for the Jewish people, Israeli society and the world.
The ideology below is split under different headings for clarity, but these headings are not separate ideologies, what is written below is one ideology with each
 part integral to the next. Each and every chaver/a embodies the spirit of Habonim Dror based on their experiences and values gained in the movement. What
                                                    is written below is an attempt to represent that spirit in words
               Hagshama Atzmit                                               Chalutziut                           a. Striving for the betterment of self and our
                                                                                                                       relationship with others.
1. Habonim Dror believes that Hagshama Atzmit             1. Habonim Dror believes that chalutziut                b. Caring for our environment and redeeming the
    is the process of personal fulfilment of all              incorporates both the methods for realising              ecological imbalance created by the actions, or
    movement aims; thus turning the vision                    the movement’s ideology as well as being a               inactions, of our society.
    outlined in Habonim Dror’s ideology into a                value in and of itself.                             c. Striving towards an equal and equitable society, for
    reality.                                              2. Habonim Dror believes in critical analysis                all humankind, through social action.
2. Hagshama is not an attainable goal but an                  including evaluating the accepted values of       4. Habonim Dror believes in the ideals of Kibbutz, be it
    ongoing process. Those who are living their               the society in which we live. In the process          agricultural or urban, as a society and system based
    lives intentionally, according to their values            of evaluation we should recognise the merits          upon the ideals of socialism, and educates its
    and are working towards reshaping the world               of society and, where we do not find merit,           chaverim toward living in communities that maintain
    according to their values are partaking in the            we shall strive to pioneer alternatives               these values.
    process of Hagshama.                                  3. Habonim Dror believes that hadracha is a
3. Habonim Dror encourages each chaver/a to                   unique and intrinsic element within the                                    Judaism
    adopt an approach to life inspired by the                 movement. Through informal education, the
    movement's ideology.                                      movement instils initiative and promotes          1. Habonim Dror believes in Cultural Judaism – a
4. Habonim Dror believes that making Chalutzic                leadership on accordance with the                     holistic approach to Judaism as a culture in which
    Aliyah, whilst embracing one’s Jewish identity,           movement’s values. Self-education and                 religion and nationality are interwoven and integral
    is the highest expression of Hagshama;                    education of others is a continuous process           parts.
    building a community in Israel holding                    within this.                                      2. Reflecting Habonim Dror’s conception of Judaism,
    paramount the values of social justice,               4. Habonim Dror believes that dugma ishit is              we engage in a process of Jewish education through
    equality, and peace.                                      an expression of hadracha. Each chaver/a              cultural practices and the use of sources and texts
                                                              has a responsibility to set an example which          both secular and religious.
                      Zionism                                 reflects the ideology and values of Habonim       3. Habonim Dror’s educational process – which is an
                                                              Dror.                                                 aim in itself – facilitates learning and questioning of
1. Habonim Dror educates its chaverim towards                                                                       one’s beliefs and heritage. This encourages each
    Aliyah and Zionist Hagshama; the participation                           Socialism                              chaver/a to determine the nature of his/her own
    of the Jewish people in building Israel as a                                                                    observance, developing his/her own meaningful
    Jewish State and in strengthening it as a             1. Habonim Dror believes in a socialism based             Jewish expression and Jewish identity.
    society based on the values of socialism.                 on the values of equality, social justice,        4. Habonim Dror believes that Judaism contains morals
2. Habonim Dror participates in Jewish-Zionist                collectivism, peace and democracy, and                and values of a just and humane society, by which all
    education, both in Israel and the Diaspora, to            educates its chaverim towards contributing            chaverim should aspire to live.
    fight assimilation and strengthen Jewish unity            to a society and living a life based on these     5. Habonim Dror believes in the centrality of the State of
    based upon the centrality of Israel.                      values in Israel.                                     Israel as the home of the Jewish religion and people,
3. Habonim Dror promotes the expression of                2. Habonim Dror asserts that the practice of              and as an essential element of Jewish expression
    Israeli culture to help chaverim develop a deep           socialism - combining elements of common              and education.
    love for the country and reinforce the aims               ownership, democracy, free access to              6. Habonim Dror recognises and strives towards the
    listed above. Habonim Dror believes that                  resources and an understanding of collective          basic solidarity of the Jewish people, which has a
    Hebrew is essential to this and uses it                   responsibility - is essential for the equality of     common destiny transcending geographical and
    wherever possible.                                        all people.                                           cultural barriers. We are One People – Am Echad,
                                                          3. Habonim Dror’s socialist aims include Tikkun           characterised by mutual, collective responsibility.
                                                              Olam, healing our world on a personal,
                                                              environmental and societal level, by:

				
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