Joseph Klausner, 1874-1958

A historian born in Lithuania who attended the First Zionist Congress and others, Klausner supported Ahad Ha’am’s cultural Zionism and succeeded Ha’am as the editor of Hashiloah. He immigrated in 1919 and became a Hebrew University professor in 1925. He specialized in Second Temple history and argued that Western cultural and historical roots sprang from Judaism. He wrote about Jesus as a Jewish figure.

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