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Benno Weiser

Benno Weiser

The customs inspector at Idlewild looked at the gifts which I had brought along from South America. “I am in transit,” I explained. “In transit? Where to?” “To...

“King Herzl” by Benno Weiser Theodor Herzl, A Portrait for this age. Edited and with an Introduction by Ludwig Lewisohn. World. 345 pp. $4.00. Zionist pamphlets, like Zionist...

As soon as the hour of Israel’s birth struck I knew that I was going to settle there. I had always been a Zionist, and...

Now that formal peace has come to Austria and, with it, sovereignty, it becomes more important than ever to understand the country where such a...

While he was Israel’s Prime Minister, Ben Gurion declared it the obligation of American Jews to provide immigrants to “the Jewish state,” and out of...

Many of the cherished political generalizations that we learned in the 30’s have shown their inadequacy on more than one score in recent years. Here...

This department—which reports on cultural and social trends and events—presents this month a discussion by Benno Weiser of the implications of a South American country’s...

The family of Ecuadorians who in 1938 invited me to spend Christmas with them were surprised when I rose to leave after dinner instead of...