Theodor Herzl

“The Angel of Zion, framed by a Magen David, extends its wings and points Jewish exiles toward Eretz Yisrael.”

Saul Jay Singer
June 22 2022 12:01AM

A new book finds the roots of the “religious revolution” in the ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Theodor Herzl.

John Wilson
May 6 2022 12:01AM

Last month saw the first-ever production of Herzl’s little-known play The New Ghetto in the country he brought into being. The performance was touched with the sublime.

March 3 2022 12:01AM

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