Israel Gutman, Warsaw Ghetto Fighter and Historian, Dies at 90

Obituary

By Michael Berenbaum

Published October 03, 2013.

Israel Gutman, Israel’s most prominent survivor historian, died in Jerusalem on October 1.

A native of Warsaw, Gutman was only a teenager when the Germans invaded his Poland. His parents and his older sister died in the Warsaw ghetto; his younger sister was part of the famed Janusz Korczak orphanage, led by the charismatic pediatrician educator who was the Mister Rogers and Dr. Benjamin Spock of Poland. From Korczak, Gutman learned that courage took many forms in the ghetto; he never forgot that spiritual resistance was of great importance.

 

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani talked the talk

http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/iranian_president_hassan_rouhani_talked_the_talk

As one who has studied a folio of Talmud each day for the last 14 months, I am tempted to present President Hassan Rouhani’s interview with CNN as a text to be studied, dissected point by point, sentence by sentence in talmudic fashion.

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