Thirteen heroic and inspirational lives served as definitive markers in the ebb and flow of modern Jewish history. This book captures the bravery of Jewish heroes. Beginning with the resistance against Nazi tyranny in the Holocaust, the book features Mordechai Analiewicz and Hannah Senesh. The struggle to found the state of Israel incorporates the life of Menachem Begin. The story of Hank Greenberg, a renowned baseball player, recounts the bitter anti-Semitism of the 1930s. The stories of two great men, Vasily Grossman and Natan Sharansky, tell us about the travails of Russian Jewry. Two great scientists contributed to modern life, Albert Einstein and Jonas Salk. The book concludes by examining the stories of five individuals who came to the rescue of European Jewry during its darkest time, such as Raoul Wallenberg.