The History of Zionism

Zionism has existed, if not by name, at least as a concept since biblical times when the Jewish people were first exiled from their homeland. Discover the history of Zionism and how it played a part in the forming of Israel and the return of the Jewish people to their home with these resources.

The Father of Modern Israel: Theodor Herzl

Listen as Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein talks about Theodor Herzl, an Austrian journalist, who predicted the birth of the Jewish states nearly 50 years before it happened.

The History of Zionism

"Zionism" as a concept has existed since biblical times when the Jews suffering from their first exile in the land of Egypt were brought out by Moses and began their journey home—to the Promised Land of Israel. This overview gives a historical overview of Zionism through the birth of Israel to the present day situation. 

What is Zionism?

On this edition of Holy Land Moments, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein explains the definition -- and significance -- of the Zionism movement.

Who Is a Zionist?

In this short video, Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein gives a brief history of Zionism, with the return of Jewish exiles "from the four corners of the earth," and explains why the biblical heritage of the Jewish people is centered in Jerusalem – where the covenant between God and Israel was first established.

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