By Jesse Robitaille Isidore “Issie” Baum has lived in Montreal for many of his 73 years, but his influence as a stamp dealer, community leader and family patriarch stretches across time and space. When Baum was 20-years-old, he moved to Israel, where he joined a kibbutz before eventually meeting his future wife, Zila, and fighting in the Six-Day War. It was 1967, and he was serving in the Israel Defense Forces as an infantry soldier and radio specialist. Continue reading →
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