The Jewish State was a book written by Herzl in 1895, which gave reasons for the Jewish population to move from Europe to either Argentina or Israel and make a new Jewish state of their own. Herzl thought the Jewish people had obtained a solid national identity but lacked a nation with a political system of their own. With their own Jewish State, the Jews could be free to practice their religion and culture without the fear of anti-Semitism. In The Jewish State he wrote. Herzl suggested a plan for political action in which they would acquire the Jewish State. He believed Jews trying to assimilate into European society were wasting their time, because the majority would always decide their role in society. As the anti-Semitism in Europe grew, it became clear that the only way to solve the Jewish problem would be to create their own Jewish sta...
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...us doctrines on its people. Rubenstein seemed like his idea for the Jewish state was founded upon Herzl’s ideas. He believed, like Herzl, that the Jewish state should be a place where there was a Jewish majority politically, but not necessarily religiously. He felt that the Jewish community needed to place more faith in themselves than in a religious doctrine by a God who had “presumably” abandoned them. Their definition of religion seemed to be how we connect to the spiritual world for moral guidance, but not a doctrine to conduct our daily lives.
Herzl, Theodor. The Jewish State. London: Penguin, 2010. Print.
Herzl , Theodor. Altneuland. Berlin, Wien: B. Harz, 1921. Print.
Rubenstein, Richard L. After Auschwitz: History, Theology, and Contemporary Judaism. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992. Print.
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