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Achad Ha-Am

Born: 1856 AD
Died: 1927 AD
Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Scholars

1856 – Born in Ukraine; birth of a Jewish scholar and Zionist leader originally named Asher Ginzberg

 

1889 – First published article, LoZeh ha-Derech (This is Not the Way)

 

          – Disagreed with those advocating mass settlement in Palestine

 

          – Believed that what was needed was not “a state of Germans or Frenchmen of the Jewish race”, but a cultural center where “the creative faculties of the nation” would imbue ghetto Jews with pride

 

          – After World War I, he emigrated to Palestine and worked to create this cultural hub without impinging on the rights of the Arabs

 

1927 – Died