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Ahavat Tsiyon
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Published in 1853, Ahavat Tsiyon was the first modern novel written in Hebrew. Its author, Abraham Mapu (1808-1867), an exponent of Haskalah in Lithuania, later became an influential figure in the early Zionist movement. With its unique combination of biblical and modern influences, it became the most popular Hebrew novel of the 19th century. It went through many editions and was translate…

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Dan Miron, New York, “Ahavat Tsiyon”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 26 September 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0006>
First published online: 2016
First print edition: 20170409

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