Chomsky's misrepresentation of Ahad HaAm - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • DJStahl
    • 22.06.07 | 15:19 (IDT)

    Noam Chomsky responded to charges of Oedipal rebellion against his Zionist father William (Zeev) Chomsky by claiming he followed Ahad HaAm. But though AH differed from Herzl on many matters, AH was a practical Zionist who made aliyah. AH's followers, Bnai Moshe, founded the city of Rehovot. AH also differed from the group from which he sprang, Chovevei Zion. Maybe Sagi & Stern picked up on C's disingenuous rebuttal believing it to have actual meaning. R' J. B. Soloveitchik z"l said a serious difference between the Greek philosophers and the near-contemporary rabbis of the Talmud was that the latter were experimentalists, while the former favored pure theory. The Greeks preferred to "think large thoughts" in the abstract while the rabbis tried them out in practice. Living in the land as even R' S.R. Hirsch z"l said is the only way for a Torah Jew can fulfill more mitsvoth. Maybe why R' Soloveitchik was a Zionist and R' Hirsch helped refugees from Russian pogroms make aliyah.

    from the article: Ahad Ha'am would have been thrilled
    First published 00:00 21.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 21.06.07
Haaretz Headlines
Opposition leader Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Details of secret negotiations for Israeli unity government revealed

In unity government, Zionist Union would handle peace talks, senior Likud officials says, adding that Herzog would be named foreign minister if center-left party decides to join Netanyahu's government. Herzog blasts report as a 'spin, Likud rumor.'

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech on Britain's membership of EU
Britain's Labour fights backlash of anti-Semitism claims amid fears of losing Jewish voters

'I accept that the comments that Ken Livingstone has made make it more difficult for Londoners of Jewish faith to feel that the Labour Party is a place for them,' says mayoral candidate Sadiq Khan.

03:33 02.05.16 | 0 comments
IDF forces working at the Gaza-Israel border, on Monday.
Israel charges Hamas militant from Gaza with numerous security offenses

Madhat Abu Sanima allegedly began his operations at the age of 15; in his youth he tried to plant bombs, before investing in a goods-smuggling tunnel from Egypt.

00:58 02.05.16 | 0 comments
From the play "There is a Field"
How a New York play links Black Lives Matter to Palestinians’ suffering

An American playwright has penned a gripping tale about an Israeli Arab killed in the October 2000 events — and his steadfast sister.

02:58 02.05.16 | 0 comments