A commemorative volume published on the fiftieth anniversary of Herzl's death is an informative tribute to the founder of...

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THEODOR HERZL: A Portrait for This Age

A commemorative volume published on the fiftieth anniversary of Herzl's death is an informative tribute to the founder of modern Zionism. Ludwig Lewisohn writes a penetrating prologue to selections of Herzl's writings. He follows the development of Herzl in an era that bolstered enlightenment but nevertheless provided the Dreyfus Case. This case brought new light to Herzl, who became a man of ceaseless action in his attempt to unite the Jews as a nation, shedding ghettoism and assimilationism alike. The writings presented here range from plays to the important pamphlet on The Jewish State; some of them are printed in English for the first time. By its essence an exploration of the nature of Judaism, this should have some drawing power.

Pub Date: May 2, 1955

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Publisher: World

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1955