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  • The Promised Lands exchange, Part 2: The mythic pull of the land of Palestine

    By Shmuel Rosner

    2 weeks ago

    Adam Rovner is Associate Professor of English and Jewish Literature at the University of Denver. He holds an M.A. from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a Ph.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington. His articles, essays, translations and interviews have appeared in numerous...

  • Partition and the triumph of Zionist pragmatism

    November 24, 2015 | 6:15 pm

    Two scholars examine, from the Jewish and Palestinian perspectives, the historic United Nations vote on the partition of Palestine on Nov. 29, 1947, which ultimately led to the creation of  the Jewish State of Israel.


    In a famous diary entry after the First Zionist Congress...

  • 48 Herzl St.: Where ‘Israel Story’ highlights live

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    May 13, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Normal people’s stories are what fuel the “Israel Story” podcast, particularly the one about 48 Herzl St. (These highlights are culled from the reporter’s translation of the Hebrew podcast and the English version, recorded live at a recent New York event.)

    In Nahariya, 48 Herzl...

  • The Israeli story of ‘Sipur Yisraeli’

    By Esther D. Kustanowitz

    May 13, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    Visionary Zionist Theodor Herzl’s dream of a Jewish state came true in 1948, when Israel won what became known as Milhemet HaAtzmaut, the War of Independence. Since then, Herzl has been honored with 54 Israeli streets named for him, more than any other leader in Israel’s history....

  • ZOA supports Israeli bill affirming Israel as Jewish State

    By Morton A. Klein

    December 3, 2014 | 4:36 pm

    Legislation is under consideration in Jerusalem that formalizes Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people. We support it. Why?
    Because it is historically, legally, politically and religiously the case that Israel is the Jewish nation-state. The Balfour Declaration,...
  • Herzl: A visionary father of a nation

    By Tom Tugend

    August 15, 2012 | 10:45 am

    Theodor Herzl was an assimilated Viennese journalist who became the unlikely founder of modern Zionism and a main catalyst for the creation of the Jewish State of Israel.

    That much most of us know in broad strokes, but for those thirsting for a more detailed picture of the man’s...

  • Leon Uris, macho man

    February 3, 2011 | 12:41 pm

    Jews take pride in calling themselves “the people of the book,” and while there’s something a little vainglorious about the phrase—all peoples have books, don’t they?—its appeal is easy to understand. For millennia, in the absence of land and power, Jews found a kind of...

  • Moses: I Googled myself and all I got was 31,700,00 results

    By JewishJournal.com

    December 16, 2007 | 9:27 pm

    Four-seven percent Internet users Googled themselves last year, not counting those who Google themselves secretly under a sheet or something.

    That’s the report from the Pew Internet Life Peeps:

    NEW YORK - More Americans are Googling themselves — and many are checking out...

  • Better late than never, Theodor Herzl, children reunited in death; Ex-N.J. Governor McGreevey’s Isra

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Theodor Herzl, Children Reunited in Death
    Two of Theodor Herzl's children were reinterred in Jerusalem after decades of debate. Hans and Pauline Herzl, who died in 1930 and were buried in France, were laid to final rest alongside the Zionist visionary at the cemetery that carries...
  • Herzl’s Heirs

    By Rob Eshman

    July 1, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Years ago I wrote a novel.

    I don't remember how many years ago, but I began it on a typewriter, so you do the math.

    I was in my early 20s and living in Israel, and it's barely an exaggeration to say I was touched by everything I saw and moved by everyone I met.

    This was the plot of...