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Why This Israeli Independence Day We're Thinking of British Novelist George Eliot

Why This Israeli Independence Day We’ve Got British Novelist George Eliot On The Mind

By On May 11, 2016

This Israeli Independence Day, we’re thinking not of Theodor Herzl but of a less traditionally heralded Zionist: the unconventional British novelist George Eliot, whose controversial proto-Zionist novel Daniel Deronda (1876) argued that… Read More


Suddenly Jewish

By On March 15, 2011

Most people think that Theodor Herzl’s book The Jewish State (1896) was the first major book about Zionism. However, twenty years earlier, the novel Daniel Deronda appeared, featuring a protagonist rediscovering his lost Jewish heritage and… Read More