Hand o nkotel by Dinu MandreaIt has been few years now since my first and last visit to Jerusalem. As I sat across the Western Wall on that warm summer evening and watched my  surroundings with mixed emotions, one thing has become clear: This was a special moment in my life, one I would always remember and cherish...

Theodor Herzl"Der Judenstaat"  or "The Jewish State" is a small book published in 1986 in Vienna, Austria. The author of the book was the father of modern Zionism, Theodor Herzl. In the book he outlined his reasoning for the need to reestablish the historic Jewish state. This book is still very much relevant today...

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