Religion: Zion's Herzl

A U. S. Jew talked last week to English Jews about a Viennese Jew who wanted Jewry to return and live in Palestine. The occasion was a London meeting to memorialize the 25th anniversary of the death of Dr. Theodor Herzl, founder of political Zionism. It was Dr. Herzl who, while reporting the famed Dreyfus affair (1894) for the Vienna Neue Freie Presse, found his attention focused on antiSemitism, his Jewish consciousness aroused.* Two years later, aged 36, he published The Jewish State, a speedily famed pamphlet which, with secular, economic emphasis, advocated...

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