The Jewish State – Theodor Herzl’s Program for Zionism. Theodore Herzl’s pamphlet Der Judenstaat, The Jewish State, was published in It heralded. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 3 by Theodor Herzl. The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. The Herzl text was originally published under the title Der Judenstaat in Vienna, Theodore Herzl was the first Jew who projected the Jewish question as an.

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Everything I have spoken of is already being put into practice, only on an utterly small scale, neither noticed nor understood. I think that this external pressure makes itself felt juxenstaat.

If however, Herzl foresaw the tremendous antagonism of ultra-orthodox rabbis to the “heretical” doctrine of Zionism, which would supplant religious governance of the Jews by a political and ideological framework, he was careful not to mention this issue, perhaps because he understood the need to cultivate the allegiance of the rabbis and the religious camp. We shall not sacrifice our be loved customs; we shall find them jjdenstaat. Anti-Semitism increases day by day and hour by hour among the nations; indeed, it is bound to increase, because the causes of its growth continue to exist and cannot be removed.

These will work under similar regulations in the factories, and the central labor agency will provide them when required.

The Jewish State | pamphlet by Herzl |

Let the sovereignty be granted us over a jufenstaat of the globe large enough to satisfy the rightful requirements of a iudenstaat the rest we shall manage for ourselves. It is absurd, and indeed impossible, to make modern peasants on the old pattern. Governments, again, will be able to make use of this friendly appropriation of land for the jjdenstaat of certain social improvements. Herzl quarreled with the Zionist movement over the Uganda project, which had proposed only as a “night refuge” and at one point he resigned from the chairmanship briefly.

Whereas one of these objects by itself would certainly only attract the masses, all these centers of attraction combined would be calculated permanently to hold and satisfy them. Herzl did not invent either practical or ‘political’ Zionism.


The present infiltration of Jews has certainly produced some discontent, and it would be necessary to enlighten the Republic on the intrinsic difference of our new movement. The first method of raising capital is: The seven-hour day thus implies fourteen hours of joint labor — more than that cannot be put into a day.

We shall only work collectively when the immense difficulties of the task demand common action; we shall, wherever possible, scrupulously respect the rights of the individual.

In fact, there is very little room in an old-establish society for the successful application of the system “Assistance par le Travail.

For a peasant is in a historical category, as proved by his costume which in some countries he has worn for centuries; and by his tools, which are identical with those used judenstata his earliest forefathers. Hence the misery of the Jews is an anachronism — not because there was a period of enlightenment one hundred years ago, for that enlightenment reached in reality only the choicest spirits.

Whenever he is artificially preserved, it is done on account of the political interests which he is intended to serve. Beggars will not be endured. Under these circumstances the Jews’ judenstazt perfectly justified in refusing to stir when people try to make peasants of them.

I do not imagine all this to be easier than it actually is; on the other hand, people must not imagine it to be mare difficult than it is in reality. Spinoza, who had been excommunicated by the Jewish community, inspired many 19th century Jewish and non-Jewish thinkers, including Zionists, from Heine and Marx and Hegel to Hess and Herzl.

Industrialists will be able to make use of centralized labor agencies, which will only receive a commission large enough to ensure their continuance. And thus it must be done. Judwnstaat almshouse is one of the cruelest charities which our stupid good nature ever invented. But the Company, if it is supported officially and semi-officially, will everywhere provide a broad basis of taxatian.


The Society of Jews, whose members are not business men, might try to found the Company on a national subscription.

These Jewish sales will take place freely and without any serious fall in prices. Even if we were a nation of entrepreneurs–such as absurdly exaggerated accounts make us out to be–we should not require another nation to live on.

Hersl was in Paris when a wave of anti-Semitism broke out over the court martial of Alfred Dreyfus, a Jewish army officer.

It will give Governments the first offer of abandoned Jewish property, and allow buyers most favorable conditions. We are naturally drawn into those places where we are not persecuted, and our appearance there gives rise to persecution.

Some advance political economists who have studied the subject, declare that a five-hour day would suffice. That is not the case. The workmen’s dwellings which include the dwellings of all operatives will be erected at the Company’s own risk and expense.

Only those who are ignorant of the conditions of Jews in many countries of Eastern Europe would venture to assert that Jews are either unfit or unwilling to perform manual labor.

Texts Concerning Zionism: “The Jewish State”

And a little observation shows that these districts — such as the enclave of Hesse in Germany, and some provinces in Russia — these very districts jueenstaat the principal seats of Anti-Semitism. Herzl became convinced that the only solution to the Jewish problem was the mass exodus of Jews from their places of residence.

The local groups will appoint small committees of representative men under the Rabbi’s presidency, for discussion and settlement of local affairs. The majority may decide which are the strangers; for this, as indeed every point which arises in the relations between nations, is a question of might.