Ahad Ha'am

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Israel, Essayist
August 18, 1856January, 2, 1927.

Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg primarily known by his Hebrew name and pen name Ahad Ha'am , was a Hebrew essayist, and one of the foremost pre-state Zionist thinkers. He is known as the founder of cultural Zionism. With his secular vision of a Jewish "spiritual center" in Israel, he confronted Theodor Herzl. Unlike Herzl, the founder of political Zionism, Ha'am strived for "a Jewish state and not merely a state of Jews".

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