Saturday, June 6, 2009

Zionis Herzl

Theodor (Binyamin Ze’ev) Herzl (1860-1904), founded the Zionist political movement. He was born in Budapest in 1860, and educated in the spirit of the German Jewish Enlightenment, as a secular Jew, though his grandfather had been a friend of Rabbi Yehudah Alkalai, a proto-Zionist of an earlier era.