Limmud FSU Commemoration Project

In the framework of Limmud FSU annual events worldwide during the years, we also held dozens of special projects - commemoration of significant figures in the history of the Jewish people. Many of them were born, or had roots in the Former Soviet Union countries.

Abba Ahimeir

Russian-born Jewish journalist, historian and political activist.
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Shai Agnon

Ukrainian-born Nobel Prize laureate writer, central figure of Hebrew fiction.
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Nathan Alterman

Israeli poet, playwright, journalist. Born in Poland.
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Sasha Argov

Russian-born prominent composer. Central figure in Israeli song development.
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Menachem Begin

The sixth Prime Minister of Israel, founder of Likud. Born in Belarus.
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David
Ben-Gurion

State of Israel founder and the first Prime Minister. Born in Poland.
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Hayim
Nahman Bialik

One of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry. Born in the Russian Empire.
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Edgar Bronfman

Canadian-American businessman and philanthropist. Roots in Moldova.
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Marc Chagall

Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin, an early modernist
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Bob Dylan

American singer-songwriter, author, poet, and visual artist. Roots in Ukraine.
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Albert Einstein

Nobel Prize laureate theoretical German-born physicist.
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Ukrainian-born Israeli poet, journalist, political activist.
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Nachum Gutman

Israeli painter, sculptor, and author. Was born in Moldova.
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Menachem Hacohen

Israeli rabbi, writer, thinker and former politician.
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Ze'ev Jabotinsky

Ukrainian-born Revisionist Zionist leader, author, poet, orator and soldier.
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Berl Katsnelson

Intellectual founder of Labor Zionism. Born in Belarus.
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Amos Oz

Israeli writer, novelist, journalist, and intellectual. Roots in Ukraine.
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Shimon Peres

Ninth President of Israel and the Prime Minister of Israel. Born in Belarus.
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Yitzhak Rabin

Israeli politician and general. The fifth Prime Minister of Israel. Roots in Ukraine.
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Rachel

Russian-born poet. The first Jewish woman poet in Israel to receive recognition.
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Yitzhak Shamir

Israeli politician and the seventh Prime Minister of Israel, serving two terms. Born in Belarus.
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Ariel Sharon

Israeli general and politician, served as the 11th Prime Minister of Israel. Roots in Belarus.
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Naomi Shemer

Leading Israeli musician and songwriter, Israel Prize laureate.
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George Shultz

American economist, politician, former United States Secretary of State.
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Abraham Sutzkever

Yiddish poet. First Israeli Prize Yiddish writer laureate. Born in Belarus.
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Elie Wiesel

Romanian-born writer, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor.
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