Israel Zangwill

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Israel Zangwill (21 January 18641 August 1926) was a British author at the forefront of cultural Zionism during the 19th century, and was a close associate of Theodor Herzl.wikipedia
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Melting pot

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The use of the metaphorical phrase "melting pot" to describe American absorption of immigrants was popularised by Zangwill's play The Melting Pot, a success in the United States in 1909–10.
While "melting" was in common use the exact term "melting pot" came into general usage in 1908, after the premiere of the play The Melting Pot by Israel Zangwill.

The Melting Pot (play)

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The use of the metaphorical phrase "melting pot" to describe American absorption of immigrants was popularised by Zangwill's play The Melting Pot, a success in the United States in 1909–10.
The Melting Pot is a play by Israel Zangwill, first staged in 1908.

Theodor Herzl

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Israel Zangwill (21 January 18641 August 1926) was a British author at the forefront of cultural Zionism during the 19th century, and was a close associate of Theodor Herzl.
Israel Zangwill bitterly opposed Herzl, but after Istanbul, Goldsmid agreed to support Herzl.

Jewish Territorialist Organization

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He later rejected the search for a Jewish homeland in Palestine and became the prime thinker behind the territorial movement.
When Herzl revealed Chamberlain’s offer to the Sixth Zionist Congress in August 1903, Israel Zangwill spoke in favor of the proposal.

Zionism

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He dedicated his life to championing the cause of people he considered oppressed, becoming involved with topics such as Jewish emancipation, Jewish assimilation, territorialism, Zionism, and women's suffrage.
Israel Zangwill's Jewish Territorialist Organization aimed for a Jewish state anywhere, having been established in 1903 in response to the Uganda Scheme, was supported by a number of the Congress's delegates.

JFS (school)

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When he was nine years old, Zangwill was enrolled in the Jews' Free School in Spitalfields in east London, a school for Jewish immigrant children.

Louis Zangwill

His brother was novelist Louis Zangwill.
He was educated at Jews' Free School, and for a time acted as teacher there, but left together with his brother, Israel Zangwill, and set up a printing establishment.

Locked-room mystery

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The Big Bow Mystery was the first locked room mystery novel.
Other early locked-room mysteries include Israel Zangwill's The Big Bow Mystery (1892), Le Mystère de la Chambre Jaune (The Mystery of the Yellow Room) written in 1907 by French journalist and author Gaston Leroux and "The Problem of Cell 13" by Jacques Futrelle and featuring "The Thinking Machine" Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen.

Schnorrer

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He also wrote mystery works, such as The Big Bow Mystery (1892), and social satire such as The King of Schnorrers (1894), a picaresque novel (which became a short-lived musical comedy in 1979).
Israel Zangwill later described a schnorrer as a beggar who would chide a donor for not giving enough.

George Wylie Hutchinson

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He illustrated the works of Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Hall Caine, Robert Louis Stevenson and Israel Zangwill.

Eleanor Robson Belmont

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Zangwill wrote many other plays, including, on Broadway, Children of the Ghetto (1899), a dramatisation of his own novel, directed by James A. Herne and starring Blanche Bates, Ada Dwyer, and Wilton Lackaye; Merely Mary Ann (1903) and Nurse Marjorie (1906), both of which were directed by Charles Cartwright and starred Eleanor Robson.
Her ten-year career as a leading Broadway actress included top roles in such plays as Robert Browning's In a Balcony (1900), Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (1903) opposite Kyrle Bellew, Israel Zangwill's Merely Mary Ann (1903–04 and 1907), Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer (1905), Zangwill's Nurse Marjorie (1906), and Paul Armstrong's adaptation of Bret Harte's Salomy Jane (1907).

A land without a people for a people without a land

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Zangwill is known incorrectly for inventing the slogan "A land without a people for a people without a land" describing Zionist aspirations in the Biblical land of Israel.
In 1901 in the New Liberal Review, Israel Zangwill wrote that "Palestine is a country without a people; the Jews are a people without a country".

Merely Mary Ann

In 1931 Jules Furthman adapted Merely Mary Ann for a Janet Gaynor film.
The film, involving an orphan (Gaynor) and a flat-broke composer (Farrell), was written by Jules Furthman based upon Israel Zangwill's play of the same name and directed by Henry King.

Uganda Scheme

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He moved his support to the Uganda scheme, leading to a break with the mainstream Zionist movement by 1905.
Herzl was introduced to Chamberlain by Israel Zangwill in the spring of 1903, a few weeks after the outbreak of the Kishinev pogroms.

Oliver Zangwill

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Their youngest of two sons was the prominent British psychologist, Oliver Zangwill.
His father was author Israel Zangwill; his mother was author Edith Ayrton, whose parents were physicist William Edward Ayrton and physician Matilda Chaplin.

Kishinev pogrom

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The protagonist of the play, David, emigrates to America after the Kishinev pogrom in which his entire family is killed.
In the 1908 play by Israel Zangwill titled The Melting Pot, the Jewish hero emigrates to America in the wake of the Kishinev pogrom, eventually confronting the Russian officer who led the rioters.

Edith Ayrton

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Zangwill married Edith Ayrton, a feminist and author who was the daughter of cousins William Edward Ayrton and Matilda Chaplin Ayrton.
She married Israel Zangwill in a registry office in 1903.

The Melting Pot (film)

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The Melting Pot, directed by Oliver D. Bailey and James Vincent (1915, based on the play The Melting Pot)
The Melting Pot is a lost 1915 silent film drama based on the novel and 1909 Broadway play by Israel Zangwill.

Nurse Marjorie

Nurse Marjorie, directed by William Desmond Taylor (1920, based on the play Nurse Marjorie)
It is based on a 1906 play, Nurse Marjorie, by Israel Zangwill.

William Edward Ayrton

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Zangwill married Edith Ayrton, a feminist and author who was the daughter of cousins William Edward Ayrton and Matilda Chaplin Ayrton.
Chaplin and Ayrton's daughter was the feminist and author Edith Ayrton, wife of Israel Zangwill and mother of Oliver Zangwill.

The Crime Doctor (1934 film)

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The Crime Doctor, directed by John S. Robertson (1934, based on the novel The Big Bow Mystery)
The Crime Doctor is a 1934 American crime drama directed by John Robertson from a screenplay by Jane Murfin, adapted from the novel The Big Bow Mystery by Israel Zangwill.

We Moderns

We Moderns, directed by John Francis Dillon (1925, based on the play We Moderns)
It was based on the play and novel by Israel Zangwill.

The Moment Before

The Moment Before, directed by Robert G. Vignola (1916, based on the play The Moment of Death)
The film is based on the play The Moment of Death, by Israel Zangwill.

The Verdict (1946 film)

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The Verdict, directed by Don Siegel (1946, based on the novel The Big Bow Mystery)
The Verdict is a 1946 American film noir mystery drama directed by Don Siegel and written by Peter Milne, based on Israel Zangwill's 1892 novel The Big Bow Mystery.

East Preston, West Sussex

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They lived for many years in East Preston, West Sussex in a House called Far End.
Israel Zangwill (1864-1926); writer and advocate of Jewish causes.