The man believed to be the world’s oldest living Jew celebrated his 107th birthday in Moscow.
Boris Efimov, born Boris Fridland, worked as a political caricaturist until the early 1980s. He won two Soviet State Prizes and was named People’s Painter of the USSR in 1967.
Efimov had no Jewish education growing up. He began studying Judaism at the age of 100 at Moscow’s Chabad-run Marina Roscha Center, where his birthday celebration was held this week.
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