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Ḥoveve Tsiyon
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Ḥoveve Tsiyon is the name for a series of associations founded in the 1880s in the Russian Empire and Romania which were dedicated to the settlement of Jews in Erets Israel, as well as to the financial support of the settlements there. Whereas the movement was officially called Ḥibbat Tsiyon (Love of Zion), the designation of its members as Ḥoveve Tsiyon (Friends of Zion) also became established as a collective term for the individual organizations. The movement is usually considered as the beginning of Zionism and modern settlement in Palestine. Fr…

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Ury, Scott, “Ḥoveve 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 10 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0326>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106

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