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The Jewish French Connection

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  • Chonon HaLevi Levin (deceased)
    Reb Chonon Halevi Levin from Ukraine and France, stemming from generations of Chabad Chassidim, fought against the Nazis in Stalingrad and against the Finns in Finland. Chonon Levin braved not just the...
  • Jean-Marie Lustiger, Cardinal (1926 - 2007)
    Wikipedia French Wikipedia English Cardinal Lustiger The Economist Aaron Jean-Marie Lustiger (17 September 1926 – 5 August 2007) was a French cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church. He wa...
  • Claude Miller (1942 - 2012)
    "'Claude Miller"' French film director, producer and screenwriter. A hommage from the director and scriptwriter Bernard Stora Claude, A friendship is interesting. Can we say how it starts? Can we s...
  • Levi ben Gerson Gersonides (1288 - 1344)
    רלב"ג Levi ben Gershon , better known by his Latinised name as Gersonides or the abbreviation of first letters as RaLBaG (1288–1344), philosopher, Talmudist, mathemat...
  • Yehudai 'Habibai' ben Natronai, Exilarch of Pumbeditha & Carcassonne (c.683 - c.770)
    Yehudai left Pumbeditha during a contentious period and sought to enjoy his last days in the comforts of a burgeoning community in Southern France - Carcassonne. Yehudai was elected leader of the Jew...

French Jewish intellectual and cultural life flourished through the ages, producing some of the most famous Jewish Rabbis, Philosophers, Artists, Mathematicians, and Scientists.

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