This Day in Jewish History 1936: Activist Abbie Hoffman Is Born

On this day in 1936, outspoken activist Abbie Hoffman was born. His outrageous antics made him a polarizing figure but his social commentary was also said to be in the 'Jewish prophetic tradition.'

On November 30, 1936, Abbot Howard Hoffman – better known as Abbie – was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. A self-styled revolutionary who was...