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The Zionist idea : a historical analysis and reader

Author: Arthur Hertzberg
Publisher: Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, ©1997.
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An anthology of writings of 37 leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max Nordau, Ludwig Lewisohn, Solomon Schechter, Mordecai Kaplan, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion.
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Genre/Form: History
Sources
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Hertzberg
ISBN: 0827606222 9780827606227
OCLC Number: 35986300
Notes: Originally published: Garden City, N.Y. : Doubleday, 1959.
Description: 648 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part 1: Precursors --
1. Rabbi Yehudah Alkalai 1798-1878 --
The third redemption (1843) --
2. Rabbi Zvi Hirsch Kalischer 1795-1874 --
Seeking Zion (1862) --
A natural beginning of the redemption --
The holiness of labor on the land --
3. Moses Hess 1812-1875 --
A. Rome and Jerusalem (1862) --
My way of return --
German anti-Semitism and Jewish assimilation --
The reawakening of the nations --
What is Judaism? --
The mission of Israel --
The nation as part of humanity --
The Sabbath of history --
Toward the Jewish restoration --
B. Comments --
Jewish creativity --
Prejudice and dogma and the restoration --
A change of spirit --
Social regeneration --
A spiritual center. Part 2: Outcry in Russia --
the 1870's and 1880's --
1. Peretz Smolenskin 1842-1885 --
It is time to plant (1875-1877) --
Let us search our ways (1881) --
The Haskalah of Berlin (1883) --
2. Eliezer Ben-Yehudah 1858-1923 --
A letter of Ben-Yehudah (1880) --
3. Moshe Leib Lilienblum 1843-1910 --
The way of return (1881) --
Let us not confuse the issues (1882) --
The future of our people (1883) --
4. Leo Pinsker 1821-1891 --
Auto-emancipation: an appeal to his people by a Russian Jew (1882). Part 3: Headlong into the world arena --
Theodor Herzl appears --
1. Theodor Herzl 1869-1904 --
A. First entry in his diary (1895) --
B. The Jewish state (1896) --
Preface --
(1.) Introduction --
(2.) The Jewish question --
Previous attempts at a solution --
Cause of anti-Semitism --
Effects of anti-Semitism --
The plan --
Palestine or Argentina? --
(3.) Conclusion --
C. First congress address (1897) --
D. After a mass meeting in the east end (1896) --
2. Max Nordau 1849-1923 --
Speech to the first Zionist congress (1897) --
Zionism (1902). Part 4: The Agnostic Rabbi --
Ahad Ha-Am --
1. Ahad Ha-Am (Asher Zvi Ginsberg) 1856-1927 --
The law of the heart (1894) --
Flesh and spirit (1904) --
On nationalism and religion (1910) --
The Jewish state and the Jewish problem (1897) --
The negation of the Diaspora (1909) --
2. Hayyim Nahman Bialik 1873-1934 --
Bialik on the Hebrew University (1925). Part 5: Rebels at their most defiant --
1. Micah Joseph Berdichevski 1865-1921 --
Wrecking and building (1900-1903) --
In two directions (1900-1903) --
The question of culture (1900-1903) --
The question of our past (1900-1903) --
On sanctity (1899) --
2. Joseph Hayyim Brenner 1881-1921 --
Self-criticism (1914) --
3. Jacob Klatzkin 1882-1948 --
Boundaries (1914-1921) --
Judaism is nationalism --
A nation must have its own land and language --
Assimilation is possible --
The Galut is unworthy of survival --
The Galut must be preserved long enough to be transcended --
The national renaissance and personal dignity. Part 6: The Zionism of Marxist and Utopian socialists --
1. Nahman Syrkin 1867-1924 --
The Jewish problem and the socialist-Jewish state (1898) --
(1) Jews and Gentiles --
(2) Emancipation and Anti-Semitism --
(3) Jews and socialism --
(4) Zionism --
(5) The socialist-Jewish state --
2. Ber Borochov 1881-1917 --
The national question and the class struggle (1905) --
Our platform (1906) --
3. Aaron David Gordon 1856-1922 --
Logic for the future (1910) --
People and labor (1911) --
Some observations (1911) --
Our tasks ahead (1920) --
Yom Kippur (1921) --
Final reflections (1921) --
4. Berl Katzenelson 1887-1944 --
Revolution and tradition (1934). Part 7: Religious nationalists, old and new --
1. Rabbi Samuel Mohilever 1824-1898 --
Message to the first Zionist Congress (1897) --
2. Yehiel Michael Pines 1842-1912 --
On religious reforms (1868-1871) --
The religious idea --
Methods in reform --
Jewish nationalism cannot be secular (1895) --
Religion is the source of Jewish nationalism (1895) --
Jews will accept hardship only in the Holy Land (1892) --
3. Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook 1865-1935 --
The land of Israel (1910-1930) --
The war (1910-1930) --
The rebirth of Israel (1910-1930) --
Lights for rebirth (1910-1930) --
4. Samuel Hayyim Landau 1892-1928 --
Toward an explanation of our ideology (1924) --
5. Judah Leon Magnes 1877-1948 --
"Like all the nations?" (1930) --
6. Martin Buber 1887-1965 --
The Jew in the world (1934) --
Hebrew humanism (1942) --
From an open letter to Mahatma Gandhi (1939). Part 8: Intellectuals in search of roots --
1. Bernard Lazare 1865-1903 --
Jewish nationalism and emancipation (1897-1899) --
2. Edmond Fleg 1874-1963 --
Why I am a Jew (1927) --
3. Ludwig Lewisohn 1883-1955 --
A year of crisis (1933). Part 9: In the new world --
1. Richard James Horatio Gottheil 1862-1936 --
The aims of Zionism (1898) --
2. Solomon Schechter 1847-1915 --
Zionism: A statement (1906) --
3. Louis Dembitz Brandeis 1856-1941 --
The Jewish problem and how to solve it (1915) --
4. Horace Mayer Kallen 1882-1974 --
Jewish life is national and secular (1918) --
Zionism and liberalism (1919) --
Jewish unity (1933) --
5. Mordecai Menahem Kaplan born 1881 --
The future of the American Jew (1948). Part 10: Ideologists in action --
1. Rabbi Meir Bar-Ilan (Berlin) 1880-1949 --
What kind of life should we create in Eretz Israel? (1922) --
2. Vladimir Jabotinsky 1880-1940 --
Evidence submitted to the Palestine Royal Commission (1937) --
3. Chaim Weizmann 1874-1952 --
Zionism needs a living content (1914) --
Reminiscences (1927) --
On the report of the Palestine Commission (1937) --
4. Rabbi Abba Hillel Silver 1893-1963 --
Toward American Jewish unity (1943) --
American Jewry in war and after (1944) --
5. David Ben-Gurion 1886-1973 --
The imperatives of the Jewish Revolution (1944).
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction, an afterword and biographical notes by Arthur Hertzberg.

Abstract:

An anthology of writings of 37 leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max Nordau, Ludwig Lewisohn, Solomon Schechter, Mordecai Kaplan, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion.

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