In the Shadow of Zion: Promised Lands Before Israel
Adam L. Rovner
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Ibid., p. 27. 179. Ibid., pp. 70–71. 180. Ibid., p. 23. 181. Ibid., p. 103. 182. Ibid., p. 132–133. 183. Ibid. 184. Ibid., p. 148. 185. Ibid. 186. Ibid., p. 153. 187. Rabbi Moshe Rosenblatt, a Mizrahi Zionist and Jewish leader from Kiev, claims to have “converted” Sholem Aleichem to territorialism after Herzl’s death. See Rosenblatt’s letter to Zangwill. 6 Dec. 1905, reprinted in Alroey. Bread to Eat. pp. 143–147. 188. Sholem Aleichem. “Doctors in Consultation.” pp. 132–134. 189.
Becoming Hebrew. pp. 57–58. See also Klausner’s telling defense against this charge in Menahem Ussischkin. p. 71. 232. Klausner. Menahem Ussischkin. p. 70. See also Goldstein. Ussishkin—Biografia. Vol. I. p. 184. 233. Pepper. “ha’Im Ussishkin Yipol Shaynit, Gam b’Bira?” 20 Sept. 2007. http://www.haaretz.co.il/hasite/spages/905545.html. 234. Report on the Work of the Commission Sent Out to Examine the Territory Offered by H. M. Government to the Zionist Organization for the Purposes of a Jewish
the Verein and teach in its school.67 Gans’s fellow student, Zunz, was a few years older and resembled a biblical character as sketched by Rembrandt. Zunz already evinced the intensity and scholarly demeanor that would characterize his long life. While the Verein met in Berlin, Noah was busy petitioning the New York State legislature to sell him land as a sanctuary for Europe’s Jews. He offered to purchase Grand Island, an unsurveyed wilderness in the Niagara River along the contested
create a Jewish polity in America was rejected, the Judge of Israel abandoned the stone against an exterior wall of St. Paul’s. A few years later Noah asked his friend Peter B. Porter, a hero of the Battle of Chippewa, to preserve the stone. Porter placed it on the lawn of his riverfront home across the shores from Grand Island. There it remained until 1834, when businessman, legislator, and farmer Lewis F. Allen bought up sixteen thousand acres of Grand Island, including lots first purchased for
the expedition because of Russian obstructionism. Herzl was forced to seek contributions159 for the journey from outside Zionist institutions. And bureaucratic delays in England meant that the precise territory to be explored remained unknown for several months, thus allowing opponents to sow further doubt about its practicability. Meanwhile, a forceful letter opposed to the creation of a “semi-independent, foreign Jewish State”160 in East Africa appeared in The Times from the authoritative pen