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Jewish Leaders: Menachem Begin
By Murray Zalman - February 2, 2009

Menachem Begin was born as the son of a Jewish timber merchant in czarist Russia in Brest-Litovsk in 1913. His family was forced to flee during World War I but returned to Brest-Litovsk after the war ended. At an early age, Begin joined the "Hashomer Hatzair" movement, and in 1929 he...

Jewish Artists: H. Weiss
By Weiss - February 5, 2009

H. Weiss was introduced to art at an early age by his mother a painter and his father who was an architect. He attended The Fine Art Academy in Poland. In 1985, Weiss lived in Italy for two years painting ceiling murals and portraits. From there he moved to the United States.

Jewish Tribes: Levi
By Mike Martin - January 25, 2009

Levi was the third son of Jacob and Leah and father of the tribe of Levi from whom the Levites are descended. Leah had already given Jacob two sons and she was so happy that she said "Now my husband will be joined with me" (Gen 30:34). After Levi's sister Dinah was mistreated by...

Jewish Leaders: Yitzhak Shamir
By Murray Zalman - January 25, 2009

Yitzhak Shamir was born in Ruzinoy, Poland in 1915. He attended the Bialystok Hebrew Gymnasium and as a youth he became an active member of the Betar Zionist youth movement. He studied law at the University of Warsaw but interrupted his studies to move to Israel in the 1930ís....

The Jews of Iran
By Marty Talman - January 25, 2009

Jews have been living in Iran, which was once known as Persia ever since the Babylonian Crown Prince Nebuchadnezzar destroyed the First Temple of Israel in the 7th century BCE and took ten thousand captives from Jerusalem to Persia. While many Jews returned home after Cyrus the Great...
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