Quite simply, the poetry of Hayim Nahman Bialik helped make Hebrew a vital part of modern Jewish life.
Simon Wiesenthal was 96 at the time of his death, and spent even those last days working to bring Nazi criminals to justice.
Norman Mailer was at once the most acclaimed and the most denounced American writer of much of the 20th century.
For years during World War II, a group of young Polish women, some of them barely out of their teens, outfoxed the Nazis.
When he died, Joseph Pulitzer left a vast estate and one of the most prestigious legacies in the world of English language writing.
Over 60 years after her murder, Irène Némirovsky regained the attention of a world that was once indifferent to her plight.
According to lore, Haym Solomon’s greatest gift to the American Jewish community is found tucked in most people’s wallets.
Alfred Eisenstaedt is probably best known for his iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing in Times Square on V-J Day.
Sharansky has served as the chairman of the Jewish Agency since June 2009. But his past is much more complex and not so well known.
On February 23, 2000, Israel lost one of its most beloved singers.