על פרשת דרכים At the Crossroads (Selected Essays)

אחד העם Ahad HA'AM (1856 - 1927)


Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg (1856 - 1927), primarily known by his Hebrew name and pen name Ahad Ha'am (literally "one of the people"), was a Hebrew essayist and one of the greatest pre-state Zionist thinkers. With his secular vision of a Jewish "spiritual center" in Palestine he confronted Theodor Herzl. Unlike the founder of political Zionism he strove for "a Jewish state and not merely a state of Jews."
In 1889 his first article criticizing practical Zionism, called "Lo ze haddereckh" (This is not the way), appeared in HaMelitz. The ideas in this article became the platform for Bnai Moshe (sons of Moses), a group he founded that year. Bnai Moshe, active until 1897, worked to improve Hebrew education, build up a wider audience for Hebrew literature, and assist the Jewish settlements. This article was the first in a collection of essays published in book form in 1895 (At the Crossroads). The following is a selection from this book. (summary from Wikipedia)

Genre(s): Essays & Short Works

Language: Hebrew

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 This Is Not the Way, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 02 This Is Not the Way, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 03 Truth from the Land of Israel, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 04 Truth from the Land of Israel, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 05 Truth from the Land of Israel, part 3 Omri Lernau
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Play 06 Truth from the Land of Israel, part 4 Omri Lernau
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Play 07 Slavery in Freedom, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 08 Slavery in Freedom, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 09 Slavery in Freedom, part 3 Omri Lernau
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Play 10 Some Consolation, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 11 Some Consolation, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 12 Sacred and Profane Omri Lernau
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Play 13 Early and Late in Life, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 14 Early and Late in Life, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 15 Past and Future, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 16 Past and Future, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 17 Imitation and Assimilation, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 18 Imitation and Assimilation, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 19 Imitation and Assimilation, part 3 Omri Lernau
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Play 20 Priest and Prophet, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 21 Priest and Prophet, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 22 Moses, part 1 Omri Lernau
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Play 23 Moses, part 2 Omri Lernau
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Play 24 Moses, part 3 Omri Lernau
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