Theodor Herzl

Stefan Zweig was a reasonable man. But Herzl saw that the age to come was not going to be reasonable.

Jan. 14 2022 12:01AM

A new interview, published in English here for the first time, reveals the political tradition at work in the Israeli leader’s thinking.

Dec. 21 2021 12:48AM

Why are Israelis so happy, and why do they have so many children?

Dec. 10 2021 12:01AM

The late Supreme Court justice’s patriotic reflections.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Nov. 26 2021 12:01AM

Karl Lueger inspired Theodor Herzl and Adolf Hitler—in very different ways.

Oct. 20 2021 12:01AM

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.

Aug. 20 2021 12:01AM

“There are many people with bad manners, but the Jews stand out.”

June 4 2021 12:01AM

During this summer’s riots, synagogues were vandalized and Parisians chanted “dirty Jews.”

Jake Wallis Simons
Feb. 17 2021 12:01AM

We should appreciate Theodor Herzl’s lightning-storm emergence, even if we’ll never really know what caused it.

Jan. 27 2021 12:15AM

From the soil of tsarist autocracy, no Jewish political leaders could grow. Herzl, by contrast, exuded the spirit of modern, fin-de-siècle Europe.

Jan. 25 2021 12:01AM

Though he was blessed with extraordinary charisma, Herzl was filled with inner turmoil. In Zionism, he found a calling that stabilized his fragile persona.

Jan. 11 2021 12:05AM