Rabbi Isaac Jacob Reines, 1839-1915

A Lithuanian Orthodox rabbi born in Belarus, Reines was one of the earliest leaders of Religious Zionism, supported an unsuccessful effort to establish a settlement mixing Torah and labor in the early 1890s, and founded the Mizrachi movement in 1901. He supported Theodor Herzl at several Zionist Congresses, including backing the Uganda Plan as a temporary measure.

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