Crazy Herzl fact – he thought mass conversion of the Jews to Christianity was the solution to anti semitism. Yep, seriously that Herzl. You know the one – big beard, serious face, father of modern Zionism and everything.

The idea was quickly dismissed and Herzl went onto transform an ancient longing into a modern political movement that resulted in the establishment of the State of Israel (although, spoiler, antisemitism is alive and kicking these days).

But why did a secular writer, who didn’t know bubkes about Judaism take on the Zionist cause?  Explore what motivated to Herzl to act.

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Ori Herrmann