The Jewish Federation of St. Louis presents an exhibition of photographs by Todd Weinstein entitled “Legends of the 36 Unknown”. According to the Talmud, the central text of Rabbinic Judaism, the world requires a minimum of thirty-six righteous individuals in order to exist. These individuals, known in Yiddish as “lamed-vov-niks,” live among us with their identities concealed, though they make themselves known in times of great peril.
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