Joseph Trumpeldor is a name familiar throughout Israel. Most of the country’s cities have streets bearing his name (Haifa has two), and Tel Aviv’s most iconic cemetery carries it as well. But beyond the basics—his one arm, his gallant death 100 years ago on March 1, 1920—knowledge of the man tends to dwindle.
The Long Shadow of Joseph Trumpeldor
The man who helped found the first all-Jewish combat unit in millennia died exactly 100 years ago. His legacy is grievously under-recognized.