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Let Us Now Praise An Aliyah Bet Hero

Hundreds of boats tried to run the British blockade on the dangerous, open seas.


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Dr. David Gutmann

Dr. David Gutmann



May David Gutmann be folded in glory under the eternal wings of the Shechinah and may we all remember his story and the stories of all the other heroes who were part of Aliyah Bet. I hope he is now telling stories and cracking jokes and is reunited with his old shipmates.

May his family, especially his daughter Stephanie and sister Yona, be comforted among the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.

Dr. Phyllis Chesler

About the Author: Dr. Phyllis Chesler is a professor emerita of psychology, a Middle East Forum fellow, and the author of sixteen books including “The New Anti-Semitism” (2003, 2014), “Living History: On the Front Lines for Israel and the Jews, 2003-2015 (2015), and “An American Bride in Kabul” (2013), for which she won the National Jewish Book Award in the category of memoirs. Her articles are archived at www.phyllis-chesler.com. A version of this piece appeared on IsraelNationalNews.com.


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