Pinchas Rutenberg and Zionism in 1915
Pinchas Rutenberg (1879-1942) had been an active member of the Socialist Revolutionary Party (SR) in Czarist Russia, devoted to the Russian Revolution. Subsequent events brought him back to his Jewish identity and to the belief that only a Jewish state in Palestine could solve the Jewish Question. He became the pioneer of the electrification of Palestine under the British Mandate.
Faculty: Eugene Orenstein