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September 28, 2022

Herzl Imagines Der Jundenstaat — the Jewish State

By 1895, Theodor Herzl was increasingly desperate to solve the Jewish Problem. Rebuffed by the super-philanthropist Baron Maurice de Hirsch, Herzl turned to Baron Edmond James de Rothschild, writing an even longer  65-page pitch. Rothschild and his wife, Adelheid von Rothschild, were bankrolling Jewish settlers in Rishon LeZion and Zichron Ya’akov.

Berkeley Develops Jewish-Free Zones

After we published this op-ed by Kenneth Marcus, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley School of Law, sent us a response. You can read it below, followed by a response from Marcus.

High Holy Day Viewing: Spaghetti & Matzo Balls

Actor, Broadway singer and cantorial soloist Rena Strober reconnected to her Jewish roots in a very unusual way: while hiding under a table at an Italian restaurant in Spanish Harlem during a Mob hit and finding herself reciting the Shema.

Reflecting on the Past Year

I would like to share some major recollections from the past year, which stand out in my mind as a source of inspiration for me, and I hope for Jewish Journal readers.      

The Rage in Iran

Ever since the Iranian Revolution more than 40 years ago, almost every American president has faced a crisis in their efforts to confront the aggression, intolerance and oppression of that country’s leadership.

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