Pilgrimage Zionism: The Maccabean Pilgrimage to Palestine and the Divergent Processes of Zionist Meaning Making

Maja Gildin Zuckerman*

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    This article shows Zionist emergence as processes of meaning making that took place while organizing and enacting a modern Jewish pilgrimage from London to Palestine and back in 1897. Through ‘thick’ descriptions by the pilgrims, the article offers a bottom-up account of the central boundary formations that in early 1897 demarcated Jewish national collectivity, homeland, and homecoming. Following the Danish-Jewish participant, Louis Frænkel, it shows how Zionist meaning making happened before, during, and after his experiences on the pilgrimage, and how this related to the kind of Zionism that Frænkel eventually would push for in Denmark.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJewish Culture and History
    Issue number3
    Pages (from-to)189-208
    Number of pages20
    Publication statusPublished - Sept 2021

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    Published online: 27 Jul 2021.


    • Zionist emergence
    • Palestine
    • Danish zionism
    • Process
    • Meaning making
    • Zionist historiography

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