This Day in Jewish History 1989: Marie Syrkin, Advocate for Israel Who Wouldn't Live Here, Dies

'I have never seen such Jews before,' wrote the Zionist princess about Jews in pre-state Palestine, but couldn't learn Hebrew, and stayed in the States.

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On February 2, 1989, Marie Syrkin, Zionist royalty and lifelong advocate for the Jewish state – who couldn’t actually bring herself to live in Israel – died, at age 89.