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Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres7 posts
2 Aug, 1923

Shimon Peres born in Visnieva, Belarus

Birth

A PICTURE OF 13 YEAR OLD SHIMON PERSKY (PERES) TAKEN IN POLAND BEFORE THE FAMILY IMMIGRATED TO PALESTINE. öéìåí îéìãåúå ùì ùîòåï ôøñ áäéåúå áï 13, èøí òìééúå ìéùøàì òí äåøéå îôåìéï.Shimon Peres, originally named Szymon Perski, is born to Yitzhak and Sarah (nee Melzer) Peres, in Poland (now Visnieva, Belarus). His father is a wealthy timber merchant and his mother is a volunteer librarian. When he is 11 years old the family immigrates to Israel (then Mandatory Palestine) and settles in Tel Aviv. He is educated at the Balfour and Geulah schools. He has one younger brother.

As a child, I grew up in my grandfather’s home. … I was educated by him. … My grandfather taught me Talmud. It was not as easy as it sounds. My home was not an observant one. My parents were not Orthodox but I was Haredi [observant]. At one point, I heard my parents listening to the radio on the Sabbath and I smashed it.

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