From the New International Encyclopedia, 1915 edition, published by Dodd, Mead, Volume 12, under “Jews:”
Besides the obvious antisemitic stereotypes – all the more striking because this was written to be the 1915 equivalent of “politically correct” – there is one other striking part of this description.
In may ways, it describes the exact opposite of the Zionists who were starting to rebuild Israel.
They reveled in physical labor to build their homeland. They were soldiers and pioneers rather than martyrs. They didn’t care about social position. (And the Zionists of the time were not religious.)
No one in 1915 could have imagined the Jews, of all people, would build a vibrant nation only 42 years later.
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