We see his name on streets in Israel and his portrait hangs in some official buildings, but who is he? Zionism grew as a political movement within the Jewish Diaspora in the late 1800s and early 1900s – driven by this Budapest-born writer, playwright and journalist. Dr. Daniel Gordis describes the compelling life of Herzl and how he came to embody a movement to create a Jewish homeland. Dr. Gordis also explores how Herzl’s writing of the international sensation, Der Judenstaat, and the horrors of the Kishinev pogrom ultimately led to the First Zionist Congress.
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