Podcast: Allan Arkush on Ahad Ha'am and "The Jewish State and Jewish Problem" (Rebroadcast)

In 1897, the great Zionist writer Aḥad Ha’am argued that Jewish culture, not politics, was the best avenue to bring about a new Jewish state. This week’s podcast revisits his important ideas.

The Hebrew writer Ahad Ha’am (1856-1927) in 1905. Photo by Jewish Chronicle/Heritage Images/Getty Images.

The Hebrew writer Ahad Ha’am (1856-1927) in 1905. Photo by Jewish Chronicle/Heritage Images/Getty Images.

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Aug. 20 2021
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Allan Arkush is the senior contributing editor of the Jewish Review of Books and professor of Judaic studies and history at Binghamton University.

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