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Zionism is one of the most misunderstood and controversial of all political doctrines To the Promised Land illuminates its origins and developments and discusses its political theory and ideology through an examination of the ideas of Zionism s leading thinkers David J Goldberg s detailed survey begins with Moses Hess, author of Rome and Jerusalem 1862 , a seminal workZionism is one of the most misunderstood and controversial of all political doctrines To the Promised Land illuminates its origins and developments and discusses its political theory and ideology through an examination of the ideas of Zionism s leading thinkers David J Goldberg s detailed survey begins with Moses Hess, author of Rome and Jerusalem 1862 , a seminal work in Zionist literature, and Theodor Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, who envisaged a new state in Palestine that would be an amalgam of the best of European culture Others combined Zionism with a commitment to religious orthodoxy, socialism, communism or the redemptive effects of agricultural labour In Palestine, the Zionist movement continued to gather momentum Goldberg examines the personality and role of Israel s first Prime Minister David Ben Gurion, and that of his great rival, the militant Revisionist and mentor of Menachem Begin Vladimir Jabotinsky Some of the Zionists most strongly held beliefs rested on highly debatable claims that the Jews are essentially a single nation that Jewish history since the fall of Jerusalem has been uniformly tragic and that Zionist immigrants would be welcomed for bringing the benefits of Western culture to a barren, sparsely populated land Yet it was also they who forged the modern State of Israel an essential haven for the shattered survivors of the Holocaust out of very disparate groups of people who had not lived in their homeland for almost two thousand years This sympathetic but balanced account lays bare both the paradoxes and the genuine achievements of a unique movement that changed the course of Jewish history.
David J Goldberg HistorianRabbi Dr David J Goldberg OBE is Rabbi Emeritus of The Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London, having served the congregation as Associate then Senior Rabbi since 1975 He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Oxford University, and Trinity College, Dublin and received his Rabbinic Ordination from the Leo Baeck College in 1971.In a full and varied career which enhanced the reputation of the Liberal Jewish Synagogue as one of the world s leading congregations, he is particularly proud of four firsts to have been the first prominent Jew in the UK publicly to call for recognition of legitimate Palestinian rights in an article in The Times in 1978 to have been the first rabbi to initiate dialogue meetings between Judaism, Christianity and Islam when the Regent s Park mosque opened in 1978 to have been the first Jew to recite Kaddish in Westminster Abbey when he co officiated at the Memorial Service for Lord Menuhin and to have been the first and so far as he knows, the only rabbi ever to have had an article in Wisden, the cricket lovers bible, or to have been interviewed on Test Match Special Active in interfaith work, in 1999 he was awarded the Gold Medallion of The International Council of Christians and Jews for his Outstanding contribution to interfaith harmony and understanding In 2004 he was awarded an OBE for his services to interfaith work.Well known for his outspoken and radical views and a former chairman of the Rabbinic Conference of the Union of Liberal and Progressive Synagogues, and co chairman of the London Society of Jews and Christians, he has contributed regularly on Jewish and Israeli topics to all the major newspapers and journals e.g The Times, the Sunday Times, Observer, Guardian, Independent, Mail on Sunday, New Statesman, History Today, etc He has written, or edited, several books He co authored The Jewish People Viking 1989 with Rabbi John Rayner and the Italian translation of To The Promised Land A History of Zionist Thought Penguin 1996 won the prestigious Premio Iglesias prize in 1999 for best book in the Culture and Politics category The Divided Self Israel and the Jewish Psyche Today , was published in April 2006.
↠ To the Promised Land. A History of Zionist Thought || ✓ PDF Download by ↠ David J.Goldberg 138 David J.Goldberg
Title: ↠ To the Promised Land. A History of Zionist Thought || ✓ PDF Download by ↠ David J.Goldberg