"Unhappy is the land that needs a hero."
-- Bertolt Brecht
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Shimon Peres (August 2, 1923)
Shimon Peres connects Israel today to its foundation in 1948 – he’s been in politics from the beginning, is now the President of Israel (as distinct from Prime Minister). Born on Degania Alef the first Kibbutz – and what could better represent secular Judaism of the Israeli variety than a Kibbutz?