When the famous benefactor of the Zionist movement, Baron Edmond de Rothschild, required some convincing as to the need for supporting the establishment of the Jewish state, there was one man – an elderly European rabbi – who was chosen. 

Rabbi Shmuel Mohilever, the founder of the ‘spiritual center’ of the Chovevei Zion movement in the late 1800s, is considered to be one of the most influential leaders of his time. 

This Shabbat, 19 Sivan, marks his 120th Yahrzeit – 120 years since his passing. 

Hear more about this incredible Jewish leader:

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