Ahad Haam

(One of the People
(1856-1927)
   The pseudonym used by Asher Zvi Ginzberg, founder and proponent of the cultural Zionism Movement. Born in Skvira, near Kiev, in Russia (see UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS [USSR/RUSSIA]), he began to learn Hebrew as a youngster and developed a substantial background in Jewish literature and lore. He later settled in Odessa and engaged in commerce but came to the conclusion that the plight of Russian Jewry could only be alleviated by settlement in Palestine. He joined the central committee of the Hoveve Zion Movement but criticized its ideas and methods. In 1895, he turned to writing as a profession and soon began editing Hashiloah, a Hebrew monthly. Ahad Haam became an opponent of political Zionism and the World Zionist Organization established in 1897, rejecting the creation of a Jewish state as an immediate object of national policy. He sought instead a truly "Jewish" state that could be achieved only after a substantial period of national education and after the establishment of a cultural center for Jewish life in Palestine. In 1908, he moved to London, where he engaged primarily in business activities. In 1922, he settled in Tel Aviv.

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  • Ahad Haam — Seph. Heb. /ah khahd hah ahm / pen name of Asher Ginzberg. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ahad HaAm — pen name of Asher Tzvi Ginsberg (1856 1927), Jewish philosopher, leader of a Zionist organization, one of the founding fathers of modern Hebrew literature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ahad Haam — Seph. Heb. /ah khahd hah ahm / pen name of Asher Ginzberg …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ahad Ha'Am — ou Asher Hirsch Ginsberg (1856 1927) est un penseur nationaliste et leader des Amants de Sion. Il est l un des pères de la littérature hébraïque moderne. Il naît en 1856 en Russie. Il signe son premier article «Lo zé hadérèh» ( Ce n est pas la… …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Achad Haam — Achad Ha am, geb. als Ascher Ginsberg am 18. August 1856 in Skwyra bei Kiew, Ukraine; † 2. Januar 1927 in Tel Aviv, war ein zionistischer Aktivist, Hauptvertreter und „Erfinder“ des später so genannten Kultur Zionismus, der Lehre vom „geistiges… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Cultural Zionism — (Hebrew: ציונות רוחנית‎ Tsiyonut ruchanit) is a strain of the concept of Zionism that values Jewish culture and history, including language and historical roots, rather than other Zionist ideas such as political Zionism. The man considered to… …   Wikipedia

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