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The Hero from the Lionʹs Cage

Yehoash Biber
Yehiel Halperin, one of the most colorful figures of the early Jewish settlers in Turkish Palestine, was an anarchist in his youth in Russia. He arrived in Jaffa in 1887 and made his way to Rishon Lezion, the village of vineyards supported by the Rothschild family. Halperin deplored Rothschild's capitalist type of organization and attempted to introduce socialism in the vineyards. When the other settlers failed to back him, Halperin was banished from Rishon Lezion and resumed his wanderings through the Turkish colony.
In 1911, the Egyptian circus arrived in Jaffa. Challenged to enter the lion's cage, Halperin saw an opportunity to defend Jewish honor. He stepped into the lion's cage and became known as the "fearless man." This portrayal of turn-of-the-century Eretz Israel is packed with eccentric characters and exotic, entertaining scenes.

Biber The Hero from the Lion's Cage
Title The Hero from the Lion`s Cage
Author’s Last Name Biber
Author's First Name Yehoash
Genre children-picture bk
Publisher (Hebrew) Am Oved
Year of Publication (Hebrew) 1978
Publisher 2 (Hebrew) Am Oved, Yad Yitzhak Ben-Zvi
Year of Publication 2 (Hebrew) 1994
No. Pages 148 pp.
Book title - Hebrew (phonetic) Ha-Gibor Mi-Kluv Ha-Arayot
Representation Represented by ITHL


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