When Israel, The Soviets And The US Nearly Destroyed The Middle East
During the Cold War many countries were on high alert, none more so than Israel, the US and the Soviet Union. One of the tensest occasions was in October of 1973 when Israel lost over 2000 troops and ...
Bessarabian Jews
The history of the Jews in Bessarabia.
Jews are mentioned from very early in the Principality of Moldavia, but they did not represent a significant number. Their main activity in Moldavia was comm...
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When Israel, The Soviets And The US Nearly Destroyed The Middle East
During the Cold War many countries were on high alert, none more so than Israel, the US and the Soviet Union. One of the tensest occasions was in October of 1973 when Israel lost over 2000 troops and ...
Joseph Trumpeldor
Joseph Trumpeldor (November 21, 1880 – March 1, 1920, Hebrew: יוסף טרוּמְפֶּלְדּוֹר‎, Russian: Иосиф Трумпельдор), was an early Zionist activist and war hero. He helped organize the Zion M...
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Israel Aksenfeld
Israel Aksenfeld (Nemirov, Ukraine, Russian Empire, ca. 1787 - Paris, France, ca. 1868) was a Judæo-German writer. Although he spoke other languages perfectly (Hebrew, Russian, Polish, German, possibl...
David Remez
David Remez (Hebrew: דוד רמז‎, born David Drabkin in 1886, died 19 May 1951) was an Israeli politician, the country's first Minister of Transportation, and a signatory of the Israeli declaration...
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Mischa Elman
Mischa (Mikhail Saulovich) Elman (Russian: (Ми́ша (Михаи́л Сау́лович) Э́льман; January 20, 1891 – April 5, 1967) was a Jewish violinist, famed for his passionate style, beautiful to...
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Vsevolod Abramovich
Vsevolod Mikhaylovich Abramovich (Russian: Всеволод Михайлович Абрамович) (August 11, 1890 - April 24, 1913) was a pioneering aviator.
Abramovich was born on August 11, 1890 in Odessa, a grand...
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Robert Frimtzis
Robert Frimtzis - Born 1930, Robert Frimtzis, the author of From Tajikistan to the Moon – a memoir, lived in Bălţi formerly Bessarabia, now Moldova.In June 1941, at the age of eleven his peaceful town...
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Cecília Wohl
Cecília Wohl (Hungarian: Polacsek Mihályné; Wohl Cecília, French: Cécile Wohl, aka Cecil Wohl; 1862, Vilnius – 1939, Budapest) was a Lithuanian-Viennese master, Budapestian salonist known as "...
Eliezer Ben-Yehuda
Eliezer Ben‑Yehuda (Hebrew: אליעזר בן־יהודה‎‎ [ɛli'ʕɛzeʁ bɛn jɛhu'da]; 7 January 1858 – 16 December 1922) was a Litvak lexicographer and newspaper editor. He was the driving spirit beh...
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Alexander Sakharoff
Alexander Sakharoff (Russian: Александр Сахаров, also spelled Sakharov and Sacharoff, May 13, 1886 - September 25, 1963) was a dancer, teacher, and choreographer.
Sakharoff was born Alexander...
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Samuel Noah Kramer
Samuel Noah Kramer (September 28, 1897 – November 26, 1990) was one of the world's leading Assyriologists and a world renowned expert in Sumerian history and Sumerian language.
Kramer was born on ...
Sol Hurok
Sol Hurok (Solomon Isaievich Hurok; born Solomon Izrailevich Gurkov, Russian Соломон Израилевич Гурков; April 9, 1888 – March 5, 1974) was a 20th-century American impresario.
Hurok ...
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Nahum Slouschz
Nahum Slouschz (Hebrew: נחום סלושץ‎) (November 1872- died December 1966), was a Russian-born Israeli writer, translator and archaeologist. He was known for his studies of the "secret" Jews o...
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Simon E. Jacobsohn
Simon E. Jacobsohn (born December 24, 1839 in Mitau, Kurland, Russian Empire; died October 3, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, USA) was a Russian-American violinist. Jacobsohn was born in Russia to a Jewish...
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David Roitman
David Roitman (November 1, 1884 – April 4, 1943) was a Russian-American hazzan and composer. He worked as cantor in villages and cities in Russia such as Vilna and Odessa and immigrated to the United ...
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Pyotr Veinberg
Pyotr Isaevich Veinberg (Russian: Пётр Иса́евич Ве́йнберг, July 16 (28) 1831, Nikolaev, then Russian Empire, now Ukraine, – July 3 (16) 1908, Saint Petersburg, Russian Empire) was a Russian poet, ...
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Chaim Weizmann
Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן‎ Ḥayīm Wayzman; 27 November 1874 – 9 November 1952) was a Zionist leader and Israeli statesman who served as President of the Zionist Organizatio...
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Kadish Luz
Kadish Luz (Hebrew: קדיש לוז‎, born Kadish Luzinski; 10 January 1895 – 4 December 1972) was an Israeli politician who served as Minister of Agriculture between 1955 and 1959 and Speake...
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Shmuel Shoresh
Shmuel Shoresh (Hebrew: שמואל שורש‎, born 11 January 1913, died 13 November 1981) was an Israeli politician who served as a member of the Knesset from 1955 until 1969.
Born in Rivne in t...
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Ayn Rand
Ayn Rand (/ˈaɪn ˈrænd/; born Alisa Zinov'yevna Rosenbaum; February 2 [O.S. January 20] 1905 – March 6, 1982) was a Russian-American novelist, philosopher, playwright, and screenwrite...
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Sophie Tucker
Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1887 – February 9, 1966) was a Ukrainian-born American singer, comedian, actress, and radio personality. Known for her stentorian delivery of comical and risqué songs, she w...
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Libertarianism and Objectivism
Ayn Rand's philosophy of Objectivism has been and continues to be a major influence on the libertarian movement, particularly in the United States. Many libertarians justify their political views usin...
David Solomon Eibenschutz
David Solomon Eibeschutz (Hebrew: דוד שלמה אייבשיץ) (alternate English: David Shlomo Eibeschitz) was born in Ozerjany, Ukraine in 1755.
His father's name was Yerachmiel. He was a Russian-born rabb...
Dimitri Tiomkin
Dimitri Zinovievich Tiomkin (May 10, 1894 – November 11, 1979) was a Russian-born Hollywood film score composer and conductor. Musically trained in Russia, he is best known for his wes...
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Celia Dropkin
Celia Dropkin (December 5, 1887 [November 22 in the old Gregorian calendar] - Aug. 18, 1956) was a Yiddish poet. (In Yiddish her name was Tsipe, probably short for Zipporah, and later Tsilye Drapkin)....