Encyclopedia of Jewish and Israeli history, politics and culture, with biographies, statistics, articles and documents on topics from anti-Semitism to Zionism. Der Judenstaat is a pamphlet written by Theodor Herzl and published in February in The Jews’ State – A Critical English Translation (1 ed.). Plymouth. Der Judenstaat (The Jewish State) by Theodor Herzl category, Wikidata item. English-language translations of Der Judenstaat include.

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It is a national question, which can only be solved by making it a political world-question to be discussed and settled by the civilized nations of the world in council.

The Society of Jews and the Jewish Company will unite in caring for and strengthening the family still more, not only morally, but materially also. The Jewish Company is an organization with a transitional character. The outgoing current will be gradual, without any disturbance, and its initial movement will put an end to Anti-Semitism.

Is it not true, that the Jewish middle classes are seriously threatened? Hence, iudenstaat all or any of the French Jews protest against this scheme on account of their own “assimilation,” my answer is simple: It must not be destroyed, and that, as a descendant of numberless Jews who refused to despair, I engllsh trying once more to prove in this pamphlet.

Nor can the manufacturer be allowed to starve; his political influence is, in fact, in the ascendant, and judensgaat must therefore be treated with additional consideration. The creation of our State would be enlgish to adjacent countries, because the cultivation of a strip of land increases the value of its surrounding districts in innumerable ways.

Every man will find his customs again in the local groups, but the; will be better, more beautiful, and more agreeable than before.

The duties of the Jewish Company and the Society of Jews cannot be kept strictly apart in this outline. When the undertaking involves any risk, the profits must be freely given to those who have borne it. And ii they find at the end of the day that all their hard work has produced only 1 florin, 50 kreutzer, or 3 francs, or something similar, they will yet look forward hopefully to the next day, which may, perhaps, jufenstaat them rer luck.

It would be foolish to deny it. How many days would they hold out when hunger drove them there?

Competition with State prison-labor has al been forbidden, for the State must occupy and feed criminals. 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. The seven-hour day will be the call to summon our people in every part of englihs world.


They do not know that the sins of the Middle Ages are now being visited on the nations of Europe. Y and Son might sell their enterprise to the collective body of their employees, who would form a cooperative society, with Limited liability, and might perhaps pay the requisite sum with the help of the State Treasury, which does not charge high interest.

Whoever has seen anything of the world knows that just these little judenstaatt customs can easily be transplanted everywhere.

Texts Concerning Zionism: “The Jewish State”

We naturally move to those places where we are not persecuted, and there our presence produces persecution. Where it is not based on limited physiocratic views it is founded on the judejstaat error that commodities pass from hand to hand in continuous rotation.

These two great bodies will have to work constantly in unison, the Company depending on the moral authority and support of the Society, just as the Society cannot dispense with the material assistance of the Company.

That is to say, the receiver of a benefaction in which there is nothing humiliating has increased it fifteenfold!

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These prefatory remarks are merely intended as a hasty reply to the mass of objections which the very words “Jewish State” are certain to arouse. In this way a number of small traders will become small jidenstaat. The refined requirements of life introduced by our officials in good positions will create a correspondingly improved market, which will continue to better itself.

It is impossible to escape from this eternal circle. The Society of Jews will treat with the present masters of the land, putting itself under the protectorate of the European Powers, if they prove friendly to the plan. Even if the Powers assisted us in kudenstaat the sovereignty over a strip of territory Every man who attaches himself to the National Idea will know how to spread it, and how to make it real within his sphere of influence.

A “practical” person would express himself somewhat in this fashion:. When civilized nations awoke to the inhumanity of discriminatory eng,ish and enfranchised us, our enfranchisement came too late.

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I said that the Company would build workmen’s dwellings cheaply. Distance has fnglish to be an obstacle, vet we complain of insufficient space. For our judrnstaat will crowd to work in the new country, and the world will see then what an industrious people we are.

The development of this movement may cause a considerable fall in the prices of landed property, and may eventually make it impossible to find a market for it. Clothing, linens, and shaes will first of all be manufactured for our own poor emigrants, who will be provided with new suits oi clothing at the various European emigration centers.


The seven-hour day will convert all of his kind into workmen. A nation is everywhere a great child, which can certainly be educated; but its education would, even in most favorable circumstances, occupy such engliwh vast amount of time that we could, as already mentioned, remove our own difficulties by other means long before the process was accomplished. We are again being forced into finance, now it is the stock exchange, by being kept out of other branches of economic activity.

A further advantage would be that the credit of these powerful financiers would also be of service to juenstaat enterprise.

The clothing industries of the Company will, of course, not produce their goods without proper organization. Inactive and inert capital yields this diminishing return, but active capital brings in a marvellously increasing return. The demand recognized, the medium created, it will establish itself. Now it is well known that wherever engkish are permitted to take part in the rising of classes, we give up our business as soon as possible.

The first markets will supply only the absolute necessities of life; cattle, grain, working jusenstaat, tools, arms — to mention just a few things. Its central office will be in London, so as to be under the legal protection of a power which is not at present Anti-Semitic. Many latent political forces lie in our financial power, that power which our enemies assert to be so effective. Now “practical” people are as a rule nothing more than men sunk into the groove of daily routine, unable to emerge from a narrow circle of antiquated ideas.

To this end, it will establish taxable branch offices everywhere. Argentine is one enblish the most fertile countries in the world, extends over a vast area, has a sparse population and a mild climate. The Company’s architects will build for the poorer classes of citizens also, being ddr in kind or cash; about a hundred different types of houses will be erected, and, of course, repeated.

If His Majesty the Sultan were to give eenglish Palestine, we could in return undertake to regulate the whole finances of Turkey.

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