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The Jew Who Discovered Penicillin’s Use

He married within the faith (to chemist Anne Beloff) and was an outspoken anti-assimilationist.

Disraeli And The Secret Plan To End The U.S. Civil War

Disraeli was also a Zionist who, in several of his later books, expressed his strong desire to see the return of the Jews to their land, including Jerusalem.

Jewish Geography, Part III: To the Ends of the Earth

Whatever their reasons for navigating those icy waters, it was a challenge for all early explorers, including the Jewish scientists who made contributions to the endeavor, sometimes at the cost of their lives.

Isaac Leeser: Father Of Torah Judaism In America

Orphaned at age 14 and raised by his devout grandmother, who greatly influenced him, Leeser emigrated from Germany to America three years later, arriving at Richmond (1824).

Pete Seeger: An Anti-Zionist Who Sang Israeli Songs

None of this should have been surprising to those who knew him because he was always first and foremost an unrepentant communist who, despite his repeated assertions of standing for peace and mutual cooperation, was actually a great anti-Israel public figure.

The Judaism Of Joseph Pulitzer

Among other evidence, researchers have uncovered any number of official records, including passports and issued passes that conform Pulitzer’s mother was a Hungarian-born Jew.

Friends Of Refugees Of Eastern Europe In Chicago (Conclusion)

It is impossible to assess how many lives have been touched, how many mitzvot have been performed because of F.R.E.E., and the far-reaching effect of each interaction with another Jew.

Which Jew Really Created Batman?

After writing the first Batman story, “The Case of the Chemical Syndicate,” Finger went on to author 1,500 more stories over 25 years.

The Sparks Of Judaism Come Alive In Belarus

Two and a half decades after the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the Republic of Belarus is still in many ways a communist country.

Kiddush Hashem 1966

Agnon's words at the Nobel ceremony resonated for a proud observant Jew embracing a momentous occasion.

Friends Of Refugees Of Eastern Europe In Chicago (Part II)

As the refugee population grew, we realized that we could reach more people through a Russian-language newspaper.

Friends of Refugees Of Eastern Europe In Chicago (Part I)

Because I spoke Yiddish, it was only natural for me to become involved with the Russian Jews who were settling in Chicago.

The Anti-Semitism And Racism Of Frederic Remington

I have to know people pretty well, else I may foolishly suspect that they are going to use me in their business.

Mikhail Gorbachev, Friend Of The Jews And Israel

During his address Gorbachev again spoke of the great loss the Soviet Union had sustained through the emigration of Russian Jews.

In-Depth Learning For Women On The Web

You could do just about everything on the internet, except a girl couldn't go to seminary online. I decided to change that.

Jewish Geography, Part I: Through The Mists Of Time

Was it the Jewish Rhadhanites who brought the Chinese art of papermaking to the Western world and not the Arabs?

Thomas Edison, The Jews And The Edison Israel Stamp

All of these songs have been selected because of special demands from the public, each composition being very popular among the Hebrews.

A Tale Of Two Generals: Montgomery Of Alamein And Moshe Dayan

Prior to the birth of Israel, Montgomery twice played a critical, albeit often overlooked, role in saving the Jews of the Yishuv from genocide.

Clarence Darrow: Pro-Jewish, Anti-Zionist

A great friend of the Jews, Darrow regularly denounced anti-Semitism and supported Jewish causes.

Toynbee’s Anti-Semitism And Herzog’s Great Debate

He went through a list of other nations that, according to Toynbee himself, had committed atrocities, including the British in Ireland and the French in Syria.

Ah Gooten Shabbos (On Stamps)

Displayed here are the few stamps specifically presenting the Shabbat theme.

Fiddlers On The Loose: A Short History Of Klezmer

One thing klezmer instruments usually had in common was their portability.

The Jewish Soul Of Shimon Peres

Though Peres was raised in a non-religious family and was not personally observant, he studied Talmud as a child with his maternal grandfather, the great Torah scholar Rav Tzvi Hirsh Meltzer, Hy”d, who had a great influence on his life.

Rosh Hashanah Greetings From Sandy Koufax

His act of conscience was broadly seen as a moment of pride, sacrifice, and religious commitment, though Koufax himself was far from observant.

Frank Lloyd Wright, Meyer Levin, And The Jews

Also ironic is that one of his most recognized works is Beth Sholom Synagogue in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, considered by many critics to be his most beautiful and expressive house of worship.

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