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Newsletter – ReFuel January 2020

Welcome to ReFuel, the monthly newsletter of Fuel For Truth. Check your inbox on the first Tuesday of each month to find out what's happening in the FFT universe. Let us know what you love/hate by reaching out to Arielle Holstein

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Newsletter – ReFuel January 2020 - Hero Profile

FFT Hero Profile: Yitzhak Shamir

We at Fuel For Truth believe that everyone has the potential to play an important role in the story of Israel and the Jewish people. Every issue of ReFuel we highlight someone who has left their mark in an extraordinary way and hope they serve as an inspiration to find your place in this incredible story.

If you ask Israelis who lived during his leadership what they remember of Yitzhak Shamir, a handful of words will likely repeat themselves; tough, stubborn, uncompromising, and deeply Zionistic.

Yitzhak Shamir was a member of the founding generation of Israel's leaders. Those whose political ideology matured in the crucible of warfare against the enemy of the day: first the Nazis, then the British, then the Arabs, and eventually competing political factions. He was a member of deeply nationalist Jewish organizations from the time he developed a political consciousness; Betar, Irgun, Lehi, and eventually Likud. He was a strong political leader who never forgot the tragedies that befell the Jews of Europe, stating once “never be desperate, that is my slogan.” His formative years were spent in the company of superstars like Jabotinsky, Ben-Gurion, Begin, and Stern.

Born Yitzhak Yezernitsky in Belarus in 1915, he spent much of his formative years in Poland. There he studied law at the University of Warsaw, joined the Betar youth group, and famously observed “every Pole sucked anti-Semitism with his mother's milk." Feeling uncomfortable as a Jew in Poland, he left law school without earning a degree and immigrated to British Palestine in 1935. Despite his best efforts to smuggle his family out of Europe; his mother, father and two sisters died in the camps. On his way to British Palestine he met his future wife Shulamit in a refugee detention camp and it was there that he took for himself the surname Shamir, Hebrew for thorn; fitting given his prickly political legacy...

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Newsletter – ReFuel June 2019

Welcome to ReFuel, the monthly newsletter of ZOA's Fuel For Truth. Check your inbox on the first Tuesday of each month to find out what's happening in the FFT universe. Let us know what you love/hate by reaching out to Arielle Holstein.

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Newsletter – ReFuel May 2019

Welcome to ReFuel, the monthly newsletter of ZOA's Fuel For Truth. Check your inbox on the first Tuesday of each month to find out what's happening in the FFT universe. Let us know what you love/hate by reaching out to Arielle Holstein.

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Newsletter – ReFuel April 2019: Parties, Passover, and Politics

Welcome to ReFuel, the monthly newsletter of ZOA's Fuel For Truth. Check your inbox on the first Tuesday of each month to find out what's happening in the FFT universe. Let us know what you love/hate by reaching out to Arielle Holstein.

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Newsletter – ReFuel March 2019: California Dreamin', AIPAC Policy Conference Party, Building Bridges With Mayor Oded Revivi

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Newsletter – ReFuel February 2019: Boot Camp 2.0, Nadav takes over the UN, and get to know Rabbi Yehuda Hakohen

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Newsletter – Refuel January 2019: Upcoming Boot Camps, Parties For Truth and the impact of our alumni

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Newsletter – ReFuel - December, 2018

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Newsletter – Refuel November 2018: Dinners, Galas And Ways To Give Back

Welcome to ReFuel, the monthly newsletter of ZOA's Fuel For Truth. Check your inbox on the first Tuesday (minus this special Wednesday edition) of each month to find out what's happening in the FFT universe. Let us know what you love/hate by reaching out to Arielle Holstein

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