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  • A Jewish state grows in Basel

    By Elyse Glickman

    February 25, 2015 | 11:00 am

    Basel, Switzerland, could be thought of as the cradle of modern Zionism. It was here that the First Zionist Congress was held in 1897, and the city remains a pilgrimage site for many American and Israeli Jews.

    One of the most powerful and attractive locations that still draws...

  • Can One Imagine Another Herzl Arising?

    By Leonard Fein

    December 23, 2004 | 7:00 pm


    The funeral took place in Vienna on July 7, 1904. The stunning announcement had come on the 4th: Theodore Herzl, dead at age 44.

    Here is Stefan Zweig's description of the day:

    "A strange day it was, a day in July, unforgettable to all who were there to see it. Because suddenly at...