Moshe Smoira

(1888-1961)


Moshe Smoira was Israel's first Supreme Court president. He was born to a Hasidic family in Prussia. He served in the German army during World War I and settled in Palestine in 1922. He headed the Supreme Court from 1948 to 1954.


Source: Bard, Mitchell G. and Moshe Schwartz. 1001 Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2005.