A look at some of the brave souls who risked their lives to reach Israel before and just after the state’s founding…
Habiba Msika reveled in the pleasures of free love in 1920s Tunis. A rejected paramour ultimately took her life
Samuil, the second of the brothers Polyakov, lived an interesting life, balancing his identity as a Jew with his position in the Russian business elite.
Erzsébet Simon faced extreme anti-Semitism despite the glory she brought to her homeland.
In 1930s Europe, as evil parties were gaining traction in Bulgaria, the Jews managed – in one famous case – a victory of justice over hatred.
What is the connection between Ronetti Roman’s theatre play “Manasse,” Sholem Aleichem’s novel “Tevye the Milkman,” and Mordechai Spector’s short story “The Prince?”
Motzi Spakow was a prize-winning boxer in Romania for many years until he was forced to give up his title after he was attacked by a mob during a match.