Derek J. Penslar is the William Lee Frost professor of Jewish history at Harvard University. His books include Zionism and Technocracy, In Search of Jewish Community, and, most recently Theodor Herzl: The Charismatic Leader.
Though he was blessed with extraordinary charisma, Herzl was filled with inner turmoil. In Zionism, he found a calling that stabilized his fragile persona.
The most polished writing andsharpest analysis in the Jewish world.