Rabbi Eliezer Silver

Rabbi Eliezer Silver in his 70s. <br><br>Courtesy of The Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Rabbi Eliezer Silver was a respected leader within American Orthodox communities. During WWII, he helped Jewish refugees resettle in the U.S., Canada, and Palestine. When the U.S. refused to expand its immigration quotas, he organized marches in Washington, D.C. to urge politicians to do more to help European Jewry. In the aftermath of WWII, Rabbi Silver continues to help Jewish refugees and worked tirelessly in the reconstruction of Judaism worldwide.