A Jewish State (1917 translation)

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A Jewish State  (1917) 
by Theodor Herzl, translated by Sylvie d'Avigdor and Jacob De Haas
[This book] is considered one of the most important texts of early Zionism. As expressed in this book, Herzl envisioned the founding of a future independent Jewish state during the 20th century ... [arguing] that [this was] the best way to avoid anti-Semitism in Europe.— Excerpted from Der Judenstaat on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION
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THE JEWISH QUESTION
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Previous Attempts at a Solution
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Causes of Anti-Semitism
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Effects of Anti-Semitism
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10
The Plan
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11
Palestine or Argentina?
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12
Demand, Medium, Trade
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Outlines
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Non-Transferable Goods
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14
Purchase of Land
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Buildings
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Workmen's Dwellings
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Unskilled Laborers
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The Seven-Hours Day
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The Labor Test
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Commerce
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Other Classes of Dwellings
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Some Forms of Raising Non-Transferable Property
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Securities of the Company
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Some of the Company's Functions
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Promotion of Industries
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Settlement of Skilled Laborers
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Method of Raising Capital
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LOCAL GROUPS

Our Transmigrations
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Emigration in Groups
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Our Ministers
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Responsible Men of the Local Groups
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27
Plans of the Towns
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The Departure of the Middle Classes
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The Phenomenon of Multitudes
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Our Intrinsic Qualities
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Habits
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SOCIETY OF JEWS AND JEWISH STATE

Negotiorum Gestio
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33
The Gestor of the Jews
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35
The Occupation of Land
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36
Constitution
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37
Language
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38
Theocracy
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38
Laws
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The Army
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The Banner
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Reciprocity and Cartels
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39
Benefits of the Emigration of the Jews
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40
CONCLUSION
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42


This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.

The author died in 1937, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.