... from my grandfather Rabbi Jacob Koppel Goldbloom (1872-1961), a forgotten Zionist activist
The letter is dated May 19, 1948, and was written in German. It was addressed to the first Israeli president Chaim Weizmann.
Though a sincere friend of the Jewish people, Balfour is far from happy with some of Israel’s policies, and had intended to mention this in his speech, but a friend counseled him against it.
Fortunate are we and our children and grandchildren that we live at a time in history where with our own eyes we have seen the fulfillment of this great miracle.
“Students have been at the forefront of every revolution in recent history,” says Benstein.
The truth is that Brandeis was involved at an important juncture in Jewish and world history, and his actions were as crucial as any of the players in the story.
"We had Jerusalem when London was a swamp."