I got curious about these people when realizing that I'd heard mention of either them or the Garlic Festival in the past couple of days. So, I went a Googlin' and found this page with a complete history of the commune written by its second-in-command, Serious Israel.
Personally, I think these people sound like complete wackjobs. Nice wackjobs, but wackjobs all the same. But it is an interesting read.
Community as Crucible: The Love Israel Family