A Beautiful Mind: The Mysterious Jewish Genius Whose Riddle Saved Him

A filmmaker tries to unravel Chouchan, an indigent wanderer and scholar of Torah, whose full name and biography remain a mystery 45 years after his death.

Sixty-one years ago, on October 16, 1952, a somewhat peculiar article appeared in the daily Maariv under the heading “Faces on the ship.” The...