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Kanye West calls for a 'Christian kibbutz' movement

(JTA) — Kanye West’s trips to Israel clearly left a mark on the rap superstar.

In a wide ranging podcast interview released Friday, West — who recently changed his legal name to Ye — said he thinks Christians should form kibbutz communities, modeled off the Jewish versions, to help foster a sense of togetherness.

“We need Christian kibbutz[im], we can have communities,” West said on the “Drink Champs” hip-hop podcast.

He had to clarify the term to co-hosts N.O.R.E., a rapper, and DJ EFN, a record executive.

“Jewish people have this type of circular community … it’s like where they live, and wh...


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