Collecting the Dream

Theodor Herzl lived from 1860 to 1904. The country that he envisioned has existed for over 70 years. So should anyone care about him any more? Illustrated by items in his collection of Herzl memorabilia (the largest in the world), David will tell Herzl's story and share what he believes are the four important lessons from Herzl's life that are as relevant today as they were in 1904 or 1948. From New York's Fifth Avenue to a distressed suburb of Chicago to life during the COVID-19 pandemic, Herzl continues to teach us that tomorrow can be better than today, and that each of us has the power to help make that so.



David Matlow