Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-Semitism to Zionism. Der Judenstaat is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February in The Jews’ State – A Critical English Translation (1 ed.). Plymouth. Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) by Theodor Herzl category, Wikidata item. English-language translations of Der Judenstaat include.
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For some of these charitable institutions are created not for, but against, persecuted Jews; they are created to despatch these poor creatures just as fast and far as possible. But the attempts at colonization made even by really benevolent men, interesting attempts though they were, have so judenstazt been unsuccessful. Events occurring in countries undiscovered when Europe confined the Jews in Ghettos are known to us in the course of an hour.
But future generations shall be dealt with otherwise; they shall be brought up in liberty for a life of liberty. We naturally move to those places where we are not persecuted, and there our presence produces persecution.
But the Company will require large areas for its own needs and ours, and these it must secure by centralized purchase. We are one people–our enemies have made us one without our consent, as repeatedly happens in history. Is a reference to the little habits and comforts of the ordinary man in keeping with the serious nature of this pamphlet?
Our national character is too historically famous, and, in spite of every degradation, too fine to make its annihilation desirable. We should form a guard of honor about these sanctuaries, answering for the fulfillment of this duty with our existence. If I wish to substitute a new building for an old one, I must demolish before I construct. Views Read Edit View history.
Financial morality consists in the correlation of risk and profit. This Society, the great “Gestor” of the Jews, will be formed by our best and most upright men, who must not derive any material advantage from their membership. The creation of a new State is neither ridiculous nor impossible. For other uses, see Jewish state disambiguation.
Ministers will recognize the friendly spirit of our enterprise, and will consequently offer every facility in their power necessary for the successful achievement of the great undertaking. We are again being forced into finance, now it is the stock exchange, by being kept out of other branches of economic activity.
To them this problem also presented itself, and they thought to solve it by giving the emigrants money or means of employment. I consider it engoish a Jewish standpoint, yet without fear or hatred.
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The institution certainly loses 10 centimes. Most of them will think it an agreeable walk in the open air in spite of heat and dust; and I shall have made by myfrancs about a million in entrance money and taxes on gaming.
The Temple will be visible from long distances, for it is only our ancient faith that has kept us together. We shall take what is given us, and what is selected by Jewish public opinion.
The Society of Jews will, moreover, busy itself from the outset with their training as artisans. Besides, the duties on corn cannot go on increasing indefinitely. But there we seem undoubtedly to have touched on the crucial difficulty of my plan.
The Society will in particular have investigated with exactitude the extent of the new Jewish movement, so as to provide the Company promoters with thoroughly reliable information on the amount of support they may expect. I am convinced that it is quite possible to introduce the seven-hour day with success. Any land which welcomed the Jews today, and offered them even fewer advantages than that which the Jewish State would guarantee them, would immediately attract a great influx of our people.
Supposing that these magnates are content simply to turn this scheme down with a smile:. The latter judenxtaat see to it that the enterprise does not become a Panama, but a Suez. Timber merchants are electors; they would protest, and would be justified in protesting. The creation of our State would be beneficial to adjacent countries, because the cultivation of a strip of land increases the value of its surrounding districts in innumerable ways.
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A scheme such as mine is gravely imperiled if it is opposed by “practical” people. Whoever would attempt to convert the Jew into a hushandman would be making an extraordinary mistake.
This system will increase the value of landed property, and it will introduce luxury, which serves many purposes. Supposing, for example, we were obliged to clear a country of wild beasts, we should not set about the task in the fashion of Europeans of the fifth century.