Resources and Articles by Arthur Ruppin
Zionist, economist, and sociologist. Originator of the sociology of the Jews and 'father of Zionist settlement' in Erez Israel. Ruppin was responsible for paving the way from political Zionism which was to many people more declarative than substantial, to pragmatic Zionism - the building of the land and the people.
Address to the Jewish Colonization Society of Vienna, 1908:
The Picture in 1907
Jewish immigration into Palestine cannot be subsumed under the same general heading as Jewish immigration into other countries. Whereas immigration into other countries has been motivated entirely by economic considerations, that is, by the impulse to find better economic conditions, the motives which impelled the Jews to migrate toward Palestine were not economic but predominantly religious.
1860-1948: Early Zionist Age