At each point—1897, 1917, and 1947—one Jewish leader appeared, and showed greatness.
That is the question a new history of Polish Jewry in the 1930s asks and—with one large exception—answers well.
With the aid of T.E. Lawrence.
Three wise men.
Formidable even when sidelined.
Some things haven’t changed in 70 years.
It did not create a link between the Jews and their land.
Against the protestations of many Zionist and anti-Zionist Jewish leaders.
In praise of Chaim Grade.
The story of the Jewish people, not of the conflict with the Palestinians.
Suing Britain over Balfour.
Until it was revoked.
Holocaust refugee, philanthropist, savior of Middle Eastern Christians, great advocate of European culture.
Lawrence’s commitment to Zionism ran much deeper than is often realized.