Looking like a poster child for pampered princesses, Hannah Senesh seems an unlikely war heroine.
Jacques Derrida was either a genius who changed the way we see the world through novel analysis, or a charlatan who almost ruined colleges around the world.
When Anatoly Shapiro, a Jewish officer, entered Auschwitz in January 1945, he confronted death on a scale no warfare could have prepared him for.
Abe Saperstein saw a chance and he took it. In so doing, the unlikely hall of famer changed basketball forever.
Baruch Spinoza, the “prince of philosophers,” is considered by many to be a standard by which other philosophers model themselves.
'Never mind, it is good to die for our country,' Trumpeldor is said to have uttered while dying, fatally wounded defending a kibbutz in pre-state Israel.
This Jewish scientist also had a prolific love of music, politics, and writing, and a profoundly deep love for Israel.
More than anything, Sarah Aaronsohn wanted to protect her colleagues, and the prospect of a Jewish state, which she so strongly believed in.
Eliahu Cohen, an Egyptian-born Jew who served as a legendary Mossad spy in Syria, was publicly hanged in a Damascus square on May 18, 1965.
Primo Levi was born into an Italian Jewish family in the northern industrial city of Turin in 1919.