Mapping Urban Cafés and Modern Jewish CultureMain MenuAbout the ProjectSholem Aleichem and Menakhem Mendel travelsThe "Demolished Literature" of Karl Kraus' ViennaSeeing into the Lower East Side CafésOdessa CafesOdessaZoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78eIsabella Buzynski4c5090420af98824ad786b6dac1f314b9e9f95a8
Ahad Ha'am (Asher Zvi Hirsch Ginsberg)
12018-03-27T17:50:54-07:00Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña6beb73a90c38e77367b9737ee8e808917759a78e197494plain2018-07-17T02:18:47-07:00Skvyra, RussiaAugust 18, 1856January 2, 192716Tel Aviv, IsraelIsabella Buzynski4c5090420af98824ad786b6dac1f314b9e9f95a8Ahad Ha'am (1856-1927) was a Hebrew essayist and Zionist thinker. Raised by a wealthy Hasidic family, he broke with Hasidism in his adolescence and began gravitating toward the Haskalah. In 1886 he, his wife, their children, and his parents settled in Odessa, where Ha'am quickly became a prominent figure in the Ḥoveve Tsiyon movement. After living in Russia and then London for a time, Ahad Ha'am moved to Tel Aviv in 1921.