The Murder of Moshe Barsky: Transformations in Ethos, Pathos and Myth

  title={The Murder of Moshe Barsky: Transformations in Ethos, Pathos and Myth},
  author={Meir Chazan},
  journal={Israel Affairs},
  pages={284 - 306}
‘This Jew is the greatest political Zionist after Herzl’. These were the words with which Chaim Weizmann honoured Naphtali Hertz Barsky during a public Zionist meeting organized by the French Zionist Federation in Paris in March 1914. While Weizmann appears never to have mentioned Barsky again in his letters, speeches or in his autobiography, his words made a considerable and memorable impact. How did Hertz Barsky earn such great praise? It was all due to one letter he wrote after the death of… 
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