Alkalai, Judah ben-Solomon Hai

(1798–1878)
   Serbian forerunner of Zionism. Alkalai was the rabbi of the Sephardi Ladino-speaking community in Sarajevo. In a series of pamphlets and articles, he contended on religious grounds that a return of the Jews to the Holy Land had to precede the messianic redemption. His proposals included an international Jewish council, a tithe on incomes, and promoting agricultural settlement in Palestine under British protection.
   Alkalai travelled through Europe trying to gain support for his ideas, with little success. In 1852 he visited Britain, where one of his pamphlets was printed in English: ‘Harbinger of Good Tidings - An Address to the Jewish Nation’. He settled in Palestine in 1874.

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  • ALKALAI, JUDAH BEN SOLOMON ḤAI — (1798–1878), Sephardi rabbi and precursor of modern Zionism. Alkalai was born in Sarajevo (then Bosnia) and brought up in Jerusalem, where he was strongly influenced by Sarajevo born R. Eliezer Papo. From 1825 until he again moved to Jerusalem in …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Alkalai, Judah ben Solomon Hai — born 1798, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Ottoman Empire died 1878, Jerusalem Sephardic rabbi. Raised in Jerusalem, he became rabbi at Semlin, Croatia. He argued that a physical return to Israel (Palestine), rather than a symbolic return through repentance… …   Universalium

  • Alkalai, Judah ben Solomon Hai — (1798, Sarajevo, Bosnia, Imperio otomano–1878, Jerusalén). Rabino sefardita. Criado en Jerusalén, se convirtió en rabino en Semlín, Croacia. Alkalai argumentaba que era necesario para la salvación del pueblo judío, el retorno físico a Israel… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Ben — /ben/, n. a male given name, form of Benjamin. * * * (as used in expressions) Akiba ben Joseph Alfasi Isaac ben Jacob Alkalai Judah ben Solomon Hai Abba Mari ben Moses ben Joseph Israel ben Eliezer Ben Ali Zine el Abidine Ben Bella Ahmed Ben… …   Universalium

  • hai — [hī] adv., interj. 〚Jpn〛 yes * * * (as used in expressions) Hai nan Ch ing hai Shang hai Alkalai Judah ben Solomon Hai Bo Hai Po Hai Erh Hai Er Hai Hai River Ch ing hai Hu …   Universalium

  • ben — ben1 /ben/, Scot. n. 1. the inner or back room of a two room cottage, esp. when used as a combined parlor and bedroom. adv., prep. 2. within; inside. adj. 3. inside; inner. [1400 50; late ME (Scots); as adv., unexplained var. of late ME bin, ME… …   Universalium

  • Judah — /jooh deuh/, n. 1. the fourth son of Jacob and Leah. Gen. 29:35. 2. one of the 12 tribes of Israel traditionally descended from him. 3. the Biblical kingdom of the Hebrews in S Palestine, including the tribes of Judah and Benjamin. Cf. Ephraim… …   Universalium

  • ben — ► sustantivo masculino BOTÁNICA Árbol o moringáceo, con tronco recto, flores blancas y cuyo fruto da por presión un aceite que no se enrancia y que se emplea en relojería y perfumería. (Moringa oleifera.) * * * ben1 (pl. «beni») Palabra árabe,… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Solomon — /sol euh meuhn/, n. 1. fl. 10th century B.C., king of Israel (son of David). 2. an extraordinarily wise man; a sage. 3. a male given name. * * * I flourished 10th century BC Son and successor of David. Nearly all that is known about him comes… …   Universalium

  • Judah — (as used in expressions) Alkalai, Judah ben Solomon Hai Benjamin, Judah P(hilip) Eleazar ben Judah de Worms Eleazar ben Judah ben Kalonymos Ibn Tibbon, Judah ben Saul Magnes, Judah León …   Enciclopedia Universal

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