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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.

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.

About the Author: Dr. Phyllis Chesler is a professor emerita of psychology, a Middle East Forum fellow, and the author of fifteen books including “Women and Madness” (1972), “The New Anti-Semitism” (2003), and her latest, “An American Bride in Kabul” (2013). Her articles are archived at www.phyllis-chesler.com.


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