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Zionism is the Jewish national movement. The word means "marker" or commemoration. It includes, for example, socialist Zionists such as Ber Borochov, religious Zionists such as rabbi Kook, extreme nationalists such as Jabotinski and cultural Zionists exemplified by Asher Ginsberg Ahad Ha'am.
Zionist ideas evolved over time and were influenced by circumstances as well as by social and cultural movements popular in Europe at different times, including socialism, nationalism and colonialism, and assumed different "flavors" depending on the country of origin of the thinkers and prevalent contemporary intellectual currents.
Background - When did Zionism Begin? Love of Zion in Jewish History Zionism did not spring full blown from a void with the creation of the Zionist movement in Jews had maintained a connection with Palestine, both actual and spiritual.
The Jewish community in Palestine revived. Under Muslim rule, is estimated to have numbered as many asprior to the Crusades, about AD. The Crusaders killed most of the Jewish population of Palestine or forced them into exile, so that only about 1, families remained after the reconquest of Palestine by Saladin.
The Jewish community in Palestine waxed and waned with the vicissitudes of conquest and economic hardship. A trickle of Jews came because of love of Israel, and were sometimes encouraged by invitations by different Turkish rulers to displaced European Jews to settle in Tiberias and Hebron.
A few original Jews remained in the town of Peki'in, families that had lived there continuously since ancient times. In the Diaspora, religion became the medium for preserving Jewish culture and Jewish ties to their ancient land.
Jews prayed several times a day for the rebuilding of the temple, celebrated agricultural feasts and called for rain according to the seasons of ancient Israel, even in the farthest reaches of Russia.
The ritual plants of Sukkoth were imported from the Holy Land at great expense. A Holy-Land centered tradition persisted in Diaspora thought and writing.
This tradition may be called "proto-nationalist" because there was no nationalism in the modern sense in those times. It was not only religious or confined to hoping for messianic redemption, but consisted of longing for the land of Israel.
It is preserved in the poetry of Yehuda Halevia Spanish Jewish physician, poet and philosopher, who himself immigrated to "the Holy Land" and died there in From time to time, small numbers of Jews came to settle in Palestine in answer to rabbinical or Messianic calls, or fleeing persecution in Europe.
For example, Rabbi Yehuda Hehasid and his followers settled in Jerusalem aboutbut the rabbi died suddenly, and eventually, an Arab mob, angered over unpaid debts, destroyed the synagogue the group had built and banned all European Ashkenazy Jews from Jerusalem.
Rabbis Luzatto and Ben-Attar led a relatively large immigration about Other groups and individuals came from Lithuania and Turkey and different countries in Eastern Europe. For most Jews, the connection with the ancient homeland and with Jerusalem remained largely cultural and spiritual, and return to the homeland was a hypothetical event that would occur with the coming of the Messiah at an unknown date in the far future.
European Jews lived, for the most part in ghettos. They did not get a general education, and did not, for the most part, engage in practical trades that might prepare them for living in Palestine.
Most of the communities founded by these early settlers met with economic disaster, or were disbanded following earthquakes, riots or outbreaks of disease. The Jewish communities of Safed, Tiberias, Jerusalem and Hebron were typically destroyed by natural and man-made disasters and repopulated several times, never supporting more than a few thousand persons each at their height.
The Jews of Palestine, numbering about 17, by the midth century, lived primarily on charity - Halukka donations, with only a very few engaging in crafts trade or productive work. Emancipation and its effect on Zionism The French revolution and the rise of Napoleon hastened the emancipation of European Jewry, who were no longer confined to the ghettos of European cities, and became citizens like everyone else.
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The Ottoman Empire (/ ˈ ɒ t ə m ə n /; Ottoman Turkish: دولت عليه عثمانیه , Devlet-i ʿAlīye-i ʿOsmānīye, literally "The Exalted Ottoman State"; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.