The founder of Cultural Zionism: Just one of the people – Israel in Translation

 

 

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Ahad Ha’am Street occupies the heart of Tel Aviv; it’s full of grand Bauhaus buildings and artistic cafes, with Tel Aviv’s Great Synagogue on the corner.

Ahad Ha’am means “one of the people” in Hebrew, and is the pen name of Asher Zvi Ginzberg, the founder of Cultural Zionism.

Lauded by such greats as Chaim Weizmann, Israel’s first President, and Hayim Nahman Bialik, Israel’s national poet, as an inspiration, Ahad Ha’am foresaw both the Israel/Palestine conflict AND the solution as early as 1891.

 

Book: Ahad Ha’am (Asher Zvi Ginzberg)At the Crossroads (Selected Essays), February 2009

 

Music: 

I Live On Sheinkin (Gara Beshenkin) – Mango

Here, In Our Fathers’ Land (Po Beeretz Hemdat Avot) – IDF band and Orchestra

Titina – Yona Atari, Yossi Banai and Avner Khizkiyahu

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