Should a Russian sculptor have chosen to carve Herod rather than Ivan the Terrible?
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.
Ahad Ha’am would agree.
A Jewish state or a new Jew?
The unresolved rivalry between the great Zionist thinker and the great Zionist strategist still shapes the contending outlooks of many 21st-century Jews.