The achievements of American heroes like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Abraham Lincoln certainly resonate with us, but how many Jewish heroes come to mind over the years? Who are the historical figures of Jewish heritage, famous and not-so-famous, who overcame tremendous challenges to achieve greatness?
How many Jewish heroes over thousands of years have encountered virulent anti-Semitism, humiliation, and threats of death, instead achieving major contributions to our world? The eleven heroes presented here all persevered with their faith in G-d and belief in freedom and human dignity. Their stories are truly amazing and have stood the test of time.