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Reflecting the Zionist trends in the life of the Jewish communities from southern Bessarabia and the Lower Danube
Reflecting the Zionist trends in the life of the Jewish communities from southern Bessarabia and the Lower Danube

Author(s): Arthur Viorel Tulus
Subject(s): History
Published by: Editura Cetatea de Scaun
Keywords: Zionism; ideologies; Bessarabia; Lower Danube

Summary/Abstract: Being a political movement, modern Zionism could not pretend a monolithic unity from its followers. Besides some unanimously accepted principles – the return of the Jews to Palestine and to Judaism, the incompatibility between Zionism with the Diaspora assimilationism and the international socialism (communism or bolshevism) – anything else was allowed. Consequently, extremely various Zionist trends were born, from those situated at the left side of the political range to those situated at the extreme right; from the laic trends to the cultural and religious ones. During the interwar period, all these trends organized themselves as political parties and decisively influenced the life of the Jewish communities both in Palestine and the Diaspora (including the Great Romania). Our study aims at placing under scrutiny precisely this influence of the Zionist political trends upon the area around the mouths of the Danube and identifying the potential differences between the counties in the Old Kingdom and those in southern Bessarabia.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 67-89
  • Page Count: 23
  • Language: English