Theodor Herzl

Israeli Filmmaker Aiming ‘Big’ On Herzl Project

Prestigious N.Y. Public Library fellowship a large step forward for Shimon Dotan’s ambitious biopic.

05/15/2012
Staff Writer

Imagine a biopic about Theodor Herzl, the founder of Zionism, directed by Steven Spielberg and starring Daniel Day-Lewis. Talk about a dream team. But the match-up is a wild dream that the accomplished Israeli director and former Hollywood filmmaker Shimon Dotan got one step closer to realizing last month. 

Theodor Herzl saw need for Jewish homeland after hearing anti-Semitic taunts against Dreyfus.

Netanyahu's Father Dies In Jerusalem At 102

04/30/2012

Ben-Zion Netanyahu, a noted Jewish historian and Zionist thinker, and the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has died.

Netanyahu died early Monday morning at his home in Jerusalem. He was 102.

Benjamin Netanyahu visited his father for the last time on Sunday evening, according to a statement issued Monday from the Prime Minister's Office.

Netanyahu was born Ben-Zion Mileikowsky in Warsaw in 1910, and immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1920.

Netanyahu's Father Dies In Jerusalem At 102

04/30/2012

Ben-Zion Netanyahu, a noted Jewish historian and Zionist thinker, and the father of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has died.

Netanyahu died early Monday morning at his home in Jerusalem. He was 102.

Benjamin Netanyahu visited his father for the last time on Sunday evening, according to a statement issued Monday from the Prime Minister's Office.

Netanyahu was born Ben-Zion Mileikowsky in Warsaw in 1910, and immigrated to Mandatory Palestine in 1920.

Material Pursuits

The subject of Jewish money has been a tricky minefield for hundreds of years.

12/03/2010

Did you see that anti-Semitic cover of Time? You know what I mean. The one about peace and Jews and money, which came out just before Rosh HaShanah. Many indignant folks never made it past the cover, with a Star of David made of daisies, and six black boldface words: “Why Israel Doesn’t Care About Peace.” Many who read the text were already scandalized by the second paragraph, where the cover story was pegged to “the fresh round of talks on peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The Jewish Volksbank building, Ledainiai,Lithuania, 1923. Courtesy of  American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
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