This is Nordau St in Tel Aviv. You probably crossed with Nordau if you already visit Israel. This guy is present in almost every city here 🙂
Max Nordau was a Hungarian Zionist leader who co-founded the World Zionist Congress and was instrumental in raising the “Uganda Plan” for a Jewish national home.
Nordau (born July 29, 1849; died January 23, 1923) was born Simon Maximilian Südfeld in Pest,Hungary, the son of Gabriel Sudfeld, an Orthodox rabbi of Sephardi origin. Although given a good grounding in Jewish tradition, Nordau drifted away from the Jewish community. Initially he worked as a journalist but later decided to study medicine. In 1880 his studies took him to Paris where he opened a practice, even though it was in the literary field that he was to make a name for himself.
Considered a controversial author due to his attacks on contemporary European art, social and political behavior, Nordau’s Conventional Lies of Society, written in 1883, was an attack on irrationality, egotism and nihilism which he perceived as the evils of his time. By 1898, his literary works were translated into some 18 languages.
Nordau coined the term “muscular Judaism” (muskel-Judenthum) as a descriptor of a Jewish culture and religion which directed its adherents to reach for certain moral and corporeal ideals which, through discipline, agility and strength, would result in a stronger, more physically assured Jew who would outshine the long-held stereotype of the weak, intellectually sustained Jew. He would further explore the concept of the “muscle Jew” in a 1900 article of the Jewish Gymnastics Journal
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