In search of a new zion: New light on brandeis' road to zionism

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The factors that contributed to Brandeis' becoming an active and ardent Zionist are still somewhat of a puzzle to historians. Everyone is more or less in agreement as to when this occurred. Brandeis first publicly announced his sympathy for Zionism in an interview published in The American Hebrew on December 2, 1910 (a similar version was published in the Boston Jewish Advocate on December 9) and he became actively involved in the Zionist movement when he chaired a public reception for the Zionist leader Nahum Sokolow on March 30, 1913.' But the influences that transformed Brandeis from a Jew who had remained aloof from the Jewish community into a prominent Zionist leader are both unclear and very much in dispute.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Zionism
Subtitle of host publicationMission and Politics
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9781136675492
ISBN (Print)0415919320, 9780415919326
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)
  • Social Sciences (all)


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