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Bouganim Levinas Pedagogue


“This is the word of the Lord to Zerubabel:

Neither by force of arms nor by brute strength,

but by my spirit!”

Zachariah IV, 6.





TABLE OF CONTENTS





A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

THE CROSSROADS

A JUDAISM OF THE HEART

LOVE OF ZION

CONCLUSION

GLOSSARY

NOTES



A MAN OF THE PEOPLE

Asher Hirsch Ginzberg, better known by his pseudonym Ahad Ha'am, was born in the Ukraine in 1856, into a rich family of Hassidic merchants. He was introduced to both Jewish and secular subjects by private tutors; he then embarked on the study of philosophy, the sciences and languages. His studies gradually led him to modify his religious stance and to join the circles of the intelligentsia – known as the Maskilim – the advocates of openness to general culture, and of active entry into civil society.

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