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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.

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