Former National Israeli boxing champion challenges youngsters to take a second look at their ‘heroes’… The great fighting heart and spirit of the Jewish people is not the result of one man alone. Much is owed to its many heroes and in his first book, A Voice Called – Stories of Jewish Heroism, former IDF Recon soldier and Israeli national boxing champion, Yossi Katz, challenges youngsters to take a closer look at their ‘heroes”.
“The younger generations are blinded by celebrities on TV, in movies, and in the media. If these are the people they look up to, society is in real trouble,” said Katz when asked why he decided to write this book. “I’ve always felt heroes are one of the most important things for people in shaping their identity and who they are. Heroes played an important part in shaping my character and I wanted to share the stories of the heroes who inspired me.”
A Voice Called – Stories of Jewish Heroism is a collection of articles about some of the great Jewish heroes of modern times. From famous figures like Theodor Herzl, the father of modern Zionism, to stories about athletes, poets and songwriters, spies and underground fighters, soldiers and statesmen, and other less-known heroes, the legacy of these inspiring Jewish heroes is one that will remain with the reader for an eternity. The stories are written to shed light on Jewish history and to inspire the reader to live in the present, with pride and dignity, and help build a better future.
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A Voice Called
Yossi Katz, born in Philadelphia, has a degree in Jewish and Arab history from Temple University in Philadelphia and the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
After making Aliyah to Israel in 1978, he served in Tzahal (Israel Defense Forces) for over twenty-five years as a combat soldier in a reconnaissance unit of the Armored Corps.
He is the former Israeli National Light-Middleweight boxing champion and since 1980 he has taught at the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI). A father of three and a grandfather to three grandchildren, Yossi Katz resides in Netanya.