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Rabbis and Tzaddikim

Included here are brief biographical sketches of great rabbis and religious scholars - they are many times leading philosophers, doctors and community activists.

These individuals sometimes played important roles in the organization of a Community's daily life. Others were the authors of important works, such as commentaries on the Torah and Talmud, contributors to the great scholarly tradition and the Jewish religious experience, or founders of renowned yeshivot.
These biographies are an integral part of European history-and of the history of ethics, religion and social thought. Many of these individuals maintained strong ties to Poland. The earliest of these biographical sketches reaches back to medieval Spain.
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Artists and Writers
 - Samuel Josef Agnon
 - Miriam Akavia
 - Ida Fink
 - Henryk Grynberg
 - Mela Muter
 - Abraham Neuman
 - Isaac Leib Peretz
 - Bruno Schulz
Between Zionism and Assimilation
 - Szymon Aszkenazy
Industrialists, Pioneers in Business
 - Jan Bogumil Bloch
 - Natan Glucksberg
 - Leopold Kronenberg
 - Maurycy Orgelbrand
 - Samuel Orgelbrand
 - Szmul Zbytkower
Rabbis and Tzaddikim
 - Juda Liw Ben Bekalela
 - Chafetz Chaim
 - Moses Isserles
 - Asher ben Jechiel
 - Icchak ben Meir Lewi
 - Elimelech of Lezajsk
 - Moses Maimonides
 - Dov Ber of Mezritch
 - Moses ben Nachman
 - Nachman ben Simcha
 - Elijah ben Solomon
 - Baal Shem Tov
Scholars
 - Zygmunt Bauman
 - Aleksander Hertz
Tragedy of the Twentieth Century
 - Wiktor Alter
 - Wladyslaw Bartoszewski
 - Adam Czerniakow
 - Marek Edelman
 - Jakub Herman
 - Jan Karski
 - Janusz Korczak
 - Witold Pilecki
 - Emmanuel Ringelblum
 - Chaim Rumkowski
 - Jozef Szajna

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