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Ben-Gurion, David (1886-1973) to Irene Lambert

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05508.033 Author/Creator: Ben-Gurion, David (1886-1973) Place Written: Tel Aviv, Israel Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 December 1965 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Ben-Gurion modestly discusses his contribution to Jewish religion through helping Jews to live in Israel. He also states that the best way to preserve Jewishness in the Diaspora is through "Hebrew education" and "Building Israel." He concludes, "My advice to young Jews is to come and live in Israel." Written on blue line paper and stamped "23."

People: Ben-Gurion, David

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Keywords/Subjects: Education, Global History and Civics, Foreign Affairs, Middle East, Judaism, Religion, Immigration and Migration

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