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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Levin Kipnis
Levin Kipnis (Hebrew: לֶוִין קִיפְּנִיס; 1 August 1894 – 20 June 1990) was an Israeli children's author and poet who wrote mainly in Hebrew and Yiddish. He won the Israel prize in 1978.
Kipnis was...
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Sara Adler
Sara Adler (née Levitskaya, Britannica gives Levitsky; 26 May 1858 – 28 April 1953) was a Russian-born Jewish actress in Yiddish theater who made her career mainly in the United States.She was the thi...
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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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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Platoon of the Wall
The Platoon of the Wall (Plugat Hakotel) was a Betar force in Mandatory Palestine that defended the rights of Jews at the Western Wall and guarded the Old City using concealed stores of arms and clubs...
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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Lazar Weiner
Lazar Weiner (Cherkassy, 1897 - Flushing, Queens, March 13, 1982) was an Imperial Russian-born, American-naturalized composer of Yiddish song. He emigrated to America at the age of 17 and later became...
Iron Wall (essay)
The Iron Wall (We and the Arabs) is an essay written by Ze'ev Jabotinsky in 1923. It was originally published in Russian, the language in which Jabotinsky wrote for the Russian press.He wrote the essa...
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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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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Jacob Eisenberg
Jacob Eisenberg (1897–1965) (also Yaakov Eisenberg) was an Israeli artist and a member of the Bezalel school.Eisenberg was born in Pinsk and immigrated to the land of Israel in 1913. He studied art ...
Objectivist movement
The Objectivist movement seeks to study and advance the philosophy of Objectivism. It was founded by novelist, screenwriter, and philosopher Ayn Rand. The movement began informally in the 1950s and co...
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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Jascha Horenstein
Jascha Horenstein (Russian: Яша Горенштейн; 6 May [O.S. 24 April] 1898 – 2 April 1973) was an American conductor.
Horenstein was born in Kiev, Russian Empire (now Ukrain...
Gregor Piatigorsky
Gregor Piatigorsky (Russian: Григо́рий Па́влович Пятиго́рский, Grigoriy Pavlovich Pyatigorskiy; April 17 [O.S. April 4] 1903 – August 6, 1976) was a Russian-born Ameri...
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Haia Lifşiţ
Haia Lifşiţ or Lifschitz (Russian: Хая На́хмановна Ли́вшиц, Khaya Nakhmanovna Livshits; December 14, 1903 - August 17, 1929) was a Russian-born Romanian communist who died as a result of a hunger ...
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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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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...