Pioneers of Religious Zionism

By Raymond Goldwater
July 2010
Urim Publications
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9789655240238
158 pages, Illustrated
$19.95 Hardcover

This book describes the lives and philosophies of the most important rabbinical Zionists of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: Yehuda ben Shlomo Alkalai (1798-1878), Zvi Hirsch Kalischer (1795-1874), Samuel Mohliver (1824-1891), Jacob Reines (1839-1915), Abraham Isaac Kook (1865-1935) and Judah Leib (Fishman) Maimon (1875-1962).

They joined secular Zionists in the struggle for the re-establishment of a Jewish national home -- an unusual act for their time -- and had to contend with fierce opposition and condemnations from many rabbis in Eastern Europe.


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