This book discusses the new ideological synthesis of Judaism, nationalism, and the Land of Israel and its implications for the future of the Jewish state. It explores the significant distinctions between modern Zionism and the traditional Jewish nationalism.
1. The Founding of the Nation 2. Between the Ideal and the Reality 3. Coping with Exile and Powerlessness 4. The National Question in Medieval Jewish Thought 5. The Beginnings of Modern Jewish Nationalism 6. The Growth of Secular Nationalism 7. Affirmation of the Diaspora 8. Political Zionism and Territorialism 9. The National Idea in the Twentieth Century