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Audio: How Yeshiva Students Risked Safety for Israel in the 1940s


Two stories of unsung heroes who risked their safety in the 1940s for the Jewish people.
5/27/2013, 7:47 PM

A7 Radio's "The Tamar Yonah Show" with Tamar Yonah
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Shifra Hoffman guest hosts this special program.

Segment 1:

Interview with Devorah Stone on how her father Rabbi Yerachmiel (Roy) Chavkin and his yeshiva in New York risked their safety to help the fledgling State of Israel and Holocaust victims in the 1940s.

Segment 2:

Dr. Joel Weinstein talks about his heroic uncle, Aaron Cohen. Hear the story of how this young man escape Yemen on foot to make his way to Israel and ended up joining the Jewish underground movement the Etzel - Irgun Zvai Leumi. He later fought in the early days of the Israeli army and went on to donate multiple Torah scrolls to his community. Aaron Cohen passed away this Shavuot morning. Plus, Dr. Weinstein talks about his children's book Uri's Dream - Educating Children for Dental Health.

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Tamar Yonah is the daughter of a Holocaust survivor.  Her father survived the Nazi brutalities and after liberation, made his way to the shores of the British Palestine Mandate, where again fighting for his survival, fought in Israel's war of Independence. This made a great impression on her life and she too has been fighting for Israel by serving in the Israeli army & air force, and afterwards by becoming an activist for Israel and the Jewish nation.  She has been a vocal beacon of light since beginning a prolific career in radio. She hosts The Tamar Yonah Show - Israel's most popular English language radio talk show.  She also writes a biting and sometimes humorous, award winning blog that discusses current events, religion and politics. www.israelnationalnews.com/Blogs/Blog.aspx/3#   You can email Tamar at:  Tamar@IsraelNationalRadio.com
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