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By Arie Morgenstern,Joel A. Linsider

bills of the historical past of Zionism often hint its origins to the overdue 19th century. during this groundbreaking booklet, Arie Morgenstern argues that its roots return even further.
Morgenstern argues compellingly that the Jewish neighborhood in Israel could be traced again to a large-scale wave of immigration through the first half the 19th century. encouraged through an expectation for the arriving of the Messiah within the yr 1840, millions of Jews from in the course of the Ottoman Empire, North Africa, and japanese Europe relocated to Jerusalem. Morgenstern describes the messianic awakening in a majority of these lands yet focuses totally on the idea that of redemption via messianic activism that prevailed one of the disciples of Rabbi Elijah, the Ga'on of Vilna. those immigrants believed that the Messiah's arrival may lead to the redemption of the Jews, but additionally that, to ensure that this redemption to come back approximately, they had to organize the way in which for the Messiah by means of enjoyable the commandment to live within the land of Israel. Morgenstern bargains a dramatic account in their relocation, their efforts to resume rabbinic ordination, their reestablishment of the Ashkenazi neighborhood, and the construction of Jerusalem. He additionally explores the drawback of religion that the Messiah's failure to seem as anticipated, and its results at the community.
Drawing on a wealth of formerly untapped assets, Morgenstern sheds vital new mild at the heritage of messianic Judaism and at the ideological developments that preceded, and at last gave beginning to, smooth political Zionism.

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