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Rome and Jerusalem a Study in Jewish Nationalism
1918. Moses Hess, a fascinating 19th-century German Jewish intellectual figure, was at times religious and secular, traditional and modern, practical and theoretical, socialist and nationalist. He was responsible for converting Engels to communism, and he early introduced Marx to social and economic problems. In Rome and Jerusalem, he imagines a new Jewry, one progressive ...more
Paperback, 268 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Kessinger Publishing
(first published 1862)
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This is an interesting exercise in proto-Zionism (published in 1862), particularly as seeing it promotes the undercurrents of Jewish Nationalism which become a pillar of Zionist ideology in the late 1880s and beyond. It certainly speaks to modern historical analysis which concludes that a large obstacle for encouraging Jewish nationalist ideology is the division between Reformers (particularly in the Occident) and Orthodox (particularly in what Hess refers to as those countries between the ...more
Moses Hess was a Jewish philosopher and socialist, and one of the founders of Labor Zionism. Hess was notably a friend and collaborator of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Hess converted Engels to Communism, and introduced Marx to social and economic problems.More about Moses Hess...