Raoul Wallenberg

Raoul Wallenberg’s death remains a mystery to this day. The Swedish diplomat is responsible for saving 100,000 Jewish lives during WWII. Here’s his story. Wallenberg was born on August 4, 1912, to a prominent well-respected family in Sweden. Following his Swedish military service, Wallenberg studied in Paris and in 1931 […]

Eli Cohen

You may remember Sacha Baron Cohen portrayed Eli Cohen in the Netflix series, The Spy. On May 18, 1965, Eli Cohen was executed by the Syrian regime. Born to to a Mizrahi Jewish family, Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen was born on December 6, 1924 in Alexandria, Egypt. In 1949, his parents […]

Historic Victory Photo from the Six Day War

In 1967, Israeli paratroopers broke through Jerusalem in the 6-day-war ending decades of oppression against Jews in the Holy City. In this iconic picture, the three paratroopers who were photographed standing at the Western Wall are pictured together again 50 years later. #jerusalemday Photos: David Rubinger Government Press Office/ Sharon […]

Erich Schwam

Erich Schwam died at 90 years old. In his Will, he left $2M+ to the French village of Le Chambon-sur-Lignon in thanks to the town for hiding and saving his family during WWII. Schwam arrived to the village with his parents in 1943. The family was saved by local residents […]

Golda Meir

Born Golda Mabowitz on May 3, 1898 in Kiev, Ukraine. Golda Meir was a teacher, an Israeli politician who was amongst the founders of the State of Israel and the State’s fourth prime minister – Israel’s first and the world’s third woman to have served in this position. Here is […]

My 96 Year Old Mother

Today, on this day of remembrance for the Fallen of our Israel, my mother turns 96. Born in Beeregsasz in Hungary/Czechia/Romania/Ukraine, half-orphaned in her teens, she moved to Budapest with her father and brother, just in time to face removal to the Ghetto. At 17, wearing the yellow star, she […]

Barbra Streisand

Happy Birthday to Barbra Streisand! Born in Brooklyn, New York on April 24, 1942, Streisand is one of the best-selling artists of all time. Good voices run in her family, Barbra’s mother was a soprano, and her grandfather was a cantor from the Russian Empire. In 1956, she attended a […]