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World Zionist Organization

The World Zionist Organization, or WZO, is a non-governmental organization that promotes Zionism. It was founded as the Zionist Organization at the initiative of Theodor Herzl at the First Zionist Congress, which took place in August 1897 in Basel, Switzerland; when it was founded, the goals of the Zionist movement were stated in a resolution that came of that Congress and came to be known as the Basel Program. "Zionism aims at establishing for the Jewish people a assured home in Palestine. For the attainment of this purpose, the Congress considers the following means serviceable: The promotion of the settlement of Jewish agriculturists and tradesmen in the Land of Israel The federation of all Jews into local or general groups, according to the laws of the various countries The strengthening of the Jewish feeling and consciousness Preparatory steps for the attainment of those governmental grants which are necessary to the achievement of the Zionist purpose."Operating under the aegis of the WZO are organizations that define themselves as Zionist, such as WIZO, Hadassah, B'nai B'rith, the International Sephardic Federation, the World Union of Jewish Students, more.

The Jewish Agency is a parallel organisation, with goals and leadership intertwined with those of the Zionist Organization during the years before the establishment of the State of Israel, to varying degrees after that. Significant changes to the statutes of both organisations occurred in 1952, 1970 and 1979. Founded as the Zionist Organization, or ZO, in 1897 at the First Zionist Congress, held from August 29 to August 31 in Basel, Switzerland; the ZO's newspaper Die Welt was founded in the same year. It changed its name to World Zionist Organization in January 1960; the ZO served as an umbrella organization for the Zionist movement, whose objective was the creation of a Jewish homeland in Eretz Yisrael – at that time under the Ottoman Empire and following the First World War, the British Mandate of Palestine. When the State of Israel was declared 51 years on May 14, 1948, many of its new administrative institutions were in place, having evolved during the regular Zionist Congresses of the previous decades.

Some of these institutions remain to this day. The finances of the WZO were conducted by the Jewish Colonial Trust, acquisition of land was conducted by the Jewish National Fund. Keren Hayesod funded Zionist and Yishuv activities prior to the creation of the state of Israel through enterprises such as the Palestine Electric Company, the Palestine Potash Company and the Anglo-Palestine Bank. Membership in the ZO was open to all Jews, the right to vote for delegates to the congresses was secured by the purchase of the Zionist Shekel. Delegations from all around the world, from many different political backgrounds and religious traditions, took part in each Congress. In 1960 the ZO changed its name to the World Zionist Organization and adopted a new constitution under which individuals are ineligible for membership, reserved for organizations. Theodor Herzl: Max Nordau David Wolffsohn: Otto Warburg: Chaim Weizmann: Nahum Sokolow: Chaim Weizmann: David Ben-Gurion: Nahum Goldmann: David Ben-Gurion: Nahum Goldmann: Ehud Avriel: Simon Greenberg Louis Arie Pincus, head WZO executive until 1972 Yitzhak Navon, only head of WZO Executive Aryeh Dolchin, only chairman of Jewish Agency Pinhas Sapir, only head of Jewish Agency Aryeh Dolchin, only chairman of Jewish Agency Yosef Almogi, only chairman of Jewish Agency Aryeh Dolchin Simcha Dinitz Yehiel Leket Avraham Burg Sallai Meridor, "acting" until May 1999 elected Zeev Bielski Avraham Duvdevani Yaakov Hagoel, Vice Chairman, former Head of the Department for Activities in Israel & Countering Antisemitism.

In 2009, Natan Sharansky was elected head of the Jewish Agency and Avraham Duvdevani was elected Chairman of the WZO at the 36th Zionist Congress on 15 June 2010. The World Zionist Congress established by Theodor Herzl, is the supreme organ of the World Zionist Organization and its legislative authority, it decides on the policies of the WZO and the Jewish Agency. The first World Zionist Congress was held in Basel, Switzerland in 1897; the platform of the WZO is the Jerusalem Program. The Zionist Council, meeting in Jerusalem in June 2004, adopted this text as the latest version."Zionism, the national liberation movement of the Jewish people, brought about the establishment of the State of Israel, views a Jewish, Zionist and secure State of Israel to be the expression of the common responsibility of the Jewish people for its continuity and future. The foundations of Zionism are: The unity of the Jewish people, its bond to its historic homeland Eretz Yisrael, the centrality of the State of Israel and Jerusalem, its capital, in the life of the nation.

Strengthening Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and shaping it as an exempl

Heinrich Bulle

Heinrich Bulle was a German archaeologist born in Bremen. He studied classical archaeology in Freiburg im Breisgau and Munich, where he was a student of Heinrich Brunn. From 1898 to 1902 he was a lecturer at the University of Würzburg, followed by an associate professorship at the University of Erlangen. In 1908 he returned to Würzburg as a professor, where he served as director of the "Martin von Wagner Museum". Bulle was a member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. Due to the massive destruction of Würzburg in March, 1945, Bulle lost all of his books and manuscripts, he died shortly afterwards in Bad Kohlgrub. Heinrich Bulle was a specialist of sculpture, his best known written work was an innovative study of ancient art titled "Der schöne Mensch im Altertum", a book, published over three editions. He conducted research into ancient Greek theatre. In 1903 -- 1905, with Adolf Furtwängler, he conducted an important excavation at Boeotia. Der schöne Mensch im Altertum, Eine Geschichte des Körperideals bei Ägyptern, Griechen, 1898.

Die samische Gruppe des Myron, Festschrift Paul Arndt, 62 ff.) Der Ostgiebel des Zeustempels zu Olympia, in: Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts 54. 137 ff. Untersuchungen an griechischen Theatern. Das Theater zu Sparta. Skenographie. Zum Pothos des Skopas, in: Jahrbuch des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts. "This article incorporates information based on a translation of an equivalent article at the German Wikipedia"

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral (Pittsburgh)

St. John the Baptist Byzantine Catholic Cathedral is the mother church of Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh, the American branch of the Ruthenian Catholic Church, it is located at 210 Greentree Road in Munhall, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh in the Monongahela River valley. Beginning in the 1880s, tens of thousands of Rusyns from the Carpathian Mountains flocked to Pittsburgh to work in its steel industry Andrew Carnegie's large steel mill at Homestead, Pennsylvania. In 1894—two years after the infamous and bloody Homestead Strike—the large Rusyn community of Homestead met to discuss the formation of a church. In January 1897 the new church was chartered and dedicated as St. John the Baptist Greek Catholic Church. In need of a larger church, in the summer of 1902 two lots were acquired on the corner of Tenth and Dicksons Streets in the newly created borough of Munhall, it was designed by the Hungarian-born architect, Titus de Bobula, patterned after the Rusyn Greek Catholic Cathedral of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross in Uzhhorod, Austria-Hungary.

The church's twin towers, which rise 125 feet, are composed of white brick in a Greek cruciform pattern set into sandstone. They rise 125 feet; the church was dedicated on December 27, 1903 under Co-Adjutor Bishop Regis Canevin of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, which had jurisdiction over Greek Catholics in its region. The congregation grew to more than 700 families in the 1920s. In 1929 it was chosen as the cathedral for the newly created Ruthenian Greek Catholic Exarchate in America; the historic structure was the first cathedral in America for Carpatho-Rusyns. In the 1950s the parish began the task of modernizing the Cathedral. While the renovation progressed, Divine Liturgy was held in the school auditorium. Msgr. John Gernat, who served as rector from 1959 to 1963, completed the renovation. Msgr. Judson Procyk became the rector of the Cathedral parish on July 18, 1973; as rector, Msgr. Procyk led a plan to relocate the parish and build a brand new Cathedral. In 1978, the parish acquired 18 acres of property off Greentree Road in Munhall and built the current Cathedral, completed in 1993.

In 2004, the 1903 Cathedral was sold to the Carpatho-Rusyn Society, renovating it for its headquarters and as a cultural center. List of Catholic cathedrals in the United States List of cathedrals in the United States Aurand, Martin; the Progressive Architecture of Frederick G. Scheibler, Jr. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press. ISBN 0-8229-3781-6. Byzantine Catholic Metropolia of Pittsburgh. Byzantine-Ruthenian Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh Directory. Pittsburgh: Byzantine Catholic Metropolitan Church of Pittsburgh. ISBN none. Kidney, Walter C.. Pittsburgh's Landmark Architecture: The Historic Buildings of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. Pittsburgh: Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation. ISBN 0-916670-18-X. Official Cathedral Site

Torigata Station

Torigata Station is a railway station located in the city of Noshiro, Akita Prefecture, operated by East Japan Railway Company. Torigata Station is served by the Gonō Line and is located 11.2 rail kilometers from the southern terminus of the line at Higashi-Noshiro. Torigata Station one side platform, serving a single bidirectional track. There is no station building, but only a shelter built onto the platform; the unattended station is managed from Noshiro Station. Torigata Station was opened on December 1, 1960 as a station on the JNR. With the privatization of the JNR on April 1, 1987, the station has been managed by JR East. National Route 101 Media related to Torigata Station at Wikimedia Commons JR East station information page

Craig Monroe

Craig Keystone Monroe is a former Major League Baseball outfielder. He played for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Twins and Pittsburgh Pirates and is a studio analyst and field reporter for Detroit Tigers TV broadcasts on Fox Sports Detroit. On July 29, 2001, at Arlington, Monroe hit a home run in his first major league game for the Texas Rangers, contributing to a 2-0 victory over the visiting Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Monroe joined the Detroit Tigers organization on February 1, 2002, when he was selected off waivers from the Rangers. Playing his first full season in 2003, Monroe hit. On July 19, 2006, Monroe hit a grand slam home run off Javier Vázquez of the Chicago White Sox, decisive in the Tigers 5–2 win. At the time, the teams were locked in a struggle for the American League Central division lead. Monroe called it "by far the biggest one I've hit." Monroe led Detroit with 28 home runs that season, as the Tigers turned around more than a decade of losing with 95 wins, he was second on the team with 92 RBIs.

He hit five home runs in the 2006 postseason, which culminated in a World Series appearance. On August 17, 2007, the Tigers designated Monroe for assignment. On August 23, he was traded to the Chicago Cubs for a player to be named later. Monroe played with the Cubs for the remainder of the 2007 season; the Tigers received Clay Rapada to complete the trade. On November 13, Monroe was traded to the Minnesota Twins for a player to be named later. On August 1, 2008, Monroe was designated for assignment by the Twins and released on August 8. Monroe signed a minor league deal with the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 13, 2009. Monroe was added to the Major League roster at the end of spring training. Monroe was designated for assignment on June 20 to make room on the roster for Steve Pearce. Monroe was released on July 1. Monroe became a studio analyst for the Detroit Tigers on Fox Sports Detroit in 2012 and serves as an occasional color analyst on game broadcasts. In 2019, he launched his signature men's fashion line called "This is your fault for having eyes".

After designing each suit, he breaks down his decisions about his signature style. Monroe's mother's name is the same as that of the late actress, she was on hand to watch her son hit a go-ahead home run against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 30, 2006. After the game, he told the media, "Marilyn Monroe is here in New York, I'm thrilled." Monroe and his wife, have three children. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference

1924 United States presidential election in New Jersey

The 1924 United States presidential election in New Jersey took place on November 4, 1924. All contemporary 48 states were part of the 1924 United States presidential election. New Jersey voters chose 14 electors to the Electoral College, which selected the president and vice president. New Jersey was won in a landslide by the Republican nominees, incumbent President Calvin Coolidge of Massachusetts and his running mate Budget Director Charles G. Dawes of Illinois. Coolidge and Dawes defeated the Democratic nominees, Ambassador John W. Davis of West Virginia and his running mate Governor Charles W. Bryan of Nebraska. In the running was the Progressive Party nominee, Senator Robert M. La Follette of Wisconsin and his running mate Senator Burton K. Wheeler of Montana. Coolidge carried New Jersey overwhelmingly with 62.17% of the vote to Davis’ 27.41%, a victory margin of 34.75%. La Follette finished in a strong third, with 10.03%. New Jersey in this era was a staunchly Republican state, having not given a majority of the vote to a Democratic presidential candidate since 1892.

As the Northeastern Republican Calvin Coolidge was winning a second consecutive Republican landslide nationally, amidst the economic boom and social good feelings of the Roaring Twenties under popular Republican leadership, New Jersey remained in the Republican column, with Southern Democrat John Davis having little appeal in the state. Coolidge won a commanding majority statewide with the Republican vote being split by the strong third party candidacy of Robert La Follette, a Republican Senator who had run as the Progressive Party candidate and peeled away the votes of many progressive Republicans. On the county level map, reflecting the decisiveness of his victory, Coolidge won twenty of the state’s 21 counties. Coolidge broke 60% of the vote in all but 2 counties and 70% of the vote in 7; the Progressive La Follette, a former Republican Senator who ran to the left of both Coolidge and Davis and appealed most to progressive Republicans, performed most in urban parts of North Jersey. La Follette’s double-digit support in urban Hudson County allowed Davis to eke out a narrow plurality there with less than 50% of the vote, after the county had given a majority of the vote to Republican Warren G. Harding in 1920.

Davis narrowly won Hudson County as every other county in the state, the state as a whole, voted overwhelmingly Republican. While La Follette hurt Coolidge’s vote share in urban parts of the state, Coolidge did make gains over Harding in some rural parts of the state, in both South Jersey and North Jersey. Whereas Harding had failed to crack 60% of the vote in 4 counties, Coolidge only failed to crack 60% in 2. In the midst of a nationwide Republican landslide, New Jersey’s presidential election returns in 1924 made the state about 10% points more Republican than the nation as a whole, reflecting the state’s strong Republican roots in that era, would mark the end of that era. Beginning in 1928, the state would begin trending Democratic when the Democratic Party nominated Al Smith, a New York City native and Roman Catholic of Irish and German immigrant heritage who appealed to urban New Jersey voters, beginning in 1932, the state would vote Democratic in all four of Democrat Franklin Roosevelt’s elections with the rise of the New Deal Coalition in the state.

Presidency of Calvin Coolidge