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Of the first thirty-seven years of Edmond de Rothschild’s life little is known. According to his biographer, David Druck, he lived a sheltered, guarded, ivory tower existence. Life in palaces he certainly led. There was his family’s elegant town house … Continue reading
Was he really the connoisseur who by accident sleepwalked into history? William James, the nineteenth-century psychologist wrote that “the greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes of mind.” In … Continue reading
its an incongruous combination that two men so patently different should somehow be connected inextricably to the Jewish people and a jewish homeland. On the one hand, Baron Edmond de Rothschild feared zionism, had an anathema for democracy, and became, … Continue reading