The Jewish State – Theodor Herzl’s Program for Zionism. Theodore Herzl’s pamphlet Der Judenstaat, The Jewish State, was published in It heralded. Project Gutenberg · 58, free ebooks · 3 by Theodor Herzl. The Jewish State by Theodor Herzl. No cover available. Download; Bibrec. The Herzl text was originally published under the title Der Judenstaat in Vienna, Theodore Herzl was the first Jew who projected the Jewish question as an.

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It would be an affront to our intelligent elements to point out everything that they have to do. It would be foolish to deny it. We shall see whether the youth whom we need are at our command–the youth, who irresistibly draw on the old, carry them forward on strong arms, and transform rational motives into enthusiasm.

This floating proletariat would become stationary. The first method of raising capital is: The higher class is forced to deal with angry mobs and so experiences a great deal of discomfort; the lower class lives in despair. We shall nor leave our old home before the new one is prepared for us Those only will depart who are sure thereby to improve their position; those who are now desperate will go first after them the poor; next the prosperous, and, last of all the wealthy. The present infiltration of Jews has certainly produced some discontent, and it would be necessary to enlighten the Republic on the intrinsic difference of our new movement.

On the contrary, it would then have to be taken up in real earnest.

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It will probably also be made in other countries, but I shall answer only the French Jews beforehand, because these afford the most striking example of my point. Herzl called for the organized transfer of Jewish communities to the new state. For these little habits are the thousand and one fine delicate threads which together go to make up an unbreakable rope. As soon as one of them has daily bread and a roof over his head, he sends for his people; for family ties are strong among us.

Seeing that the Company does not wish to earn anything on the building works but only on the land, it will desire as many architects as possible to build by private contract. The spirit of enterprise has created them.


One day, when the Jewish state will be in existence, everything will appear petty and self-evident. Shades of anti-Jewish feeling are innumerable. And if one’s hearers are broad and high-minded enough to have grasped them already, then the sermon Is superfluous. Such labor can do wonders. No human being is wealthy or powerful enough to transplant a nation from one habitation to another.

Herzl completely rejected the race theories of Israel Zangwill. As in Herzl’s utopian vision, Israel evolved, through conscious effort to an advanced technological society. A previous acquisition of power could be synonymous with that economic supremacy which Jews are already erroneously declared to possess. Oppression and persecution cannot exterminate us. At the same time the Company will sell estates, or, rather, exchange them. Distress binds us together, and, thus united, we suddenly discover our strength.

The Jewish Company will be the liquidating agent of the business interests of departing Jews, and will organize commerce and trade in the new country.

The clothing industries of the Company will, of course, not produce their goods without proper organization. At this juncture the Company will enter upon another branch of its functions. It continues till the inevitable moment when the native population feels itself threatened, and forces the Government to stop a further influx of Jews. I merely wanted to indicate clearly how futile had been past attempts — most of them well intentioned — to solve the Jewish Question. In vain are we loyal patriots, our loyalty in some places running to extremes; in vain do we make the same sacrifices of life and property as our fellow-citizens; in vain do we strive to increase the fame of our native land in science and art, or her wealth by trade and commerce.

According to Rousseau’s now antiquated view, a State is formed by a social contract. This method is therefore not to be recommended. Thus we shall also create a center for the deep religious needs of our people. We should not take spear and lance and go out singly in pursuit of bears; we would organize a large and active hunting party, drive the animals together, and throw a melinite bomb into their midst.

And whilst the Jews quietly emigrate and establish their new homes, the Company acts as the great controlling body, which organizes the departure, takes charge of deserted possessions, guarantees the proper conduct of the movement with its own visible and tangible property, and provides permanent security for those who have already settled.


Whole branches of Judaism may wither and fall, but the trunk will remain. It will create a fruitful soil for many powers which now wither uselessly away. Our Rabbis, on whom we especially call, will devote their energies to the service of our idea, and will inspire their congregations by preaching it from the pulpit.

But the State revenues might suffer by the loss of a body of taxpayers, who, though little appreciated as citizens, are highly valued in finance. And whatever we attempt there to accomplish for our own welfare, will react powerfully and beneficially for the good of humanity.

There are certain Jewish benefactors on a large scale who try to alleviate the sufferings of the Jews by Zionist experiments.

Immigration is consequently futile unless we have the sovereign right to continue such immigration. judenstaxt

It is, of course, possible to get at shares and debentures in railways, banks and industrial undertakings of all descriptions by taxation, and where the progressive income-tax is in force all our movable property can eventually be laid hold of. The non-transferable goods which come under consideration are buildings, land, and local business connections.

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Is it not true, that the passions of the mob are incited against our wealthy people? After the establishment of the State of Israel his remains were reburied on Mt. I believe that I understand Anti-Semitism, which is really a highly complex movement.

Those who really wished to see the Jews disappear through intermixture with other nations, can only hope to see it come about in one way. The Jews who wish for a State will have it.

The matter was too grave and tragic for such treatment. In the earliest period of European railway construction some “practical” people were of the opinion that it was foolish to build certain lines “because there were not even sufficient passengers to fill the mail-coaches. The credit of our great Jewish financiers would have to be placed at the service of the National Idea. Not only poor Jews, but also Christians who wanted to get rid of judenstaatt, would subscribe a small amount to this fund.