David Urbansky was one of only six Jewish Union soldiers to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for acts of valor in the American Civil War.
This Day in Jewish History
It started from one small cabinet and grew, including thanks to a selection of treasures from the Jews of Danzig.
Impoverished widowed mothers had to put their children in orphanages, a solution Sophie Loeb thought inhumane and inane.
Having survived seven years in a London orphanage and serving in the Palmach during the Israeli War of Independence, he later cut a swath as a swaggering stylist.
NYT listed 41 adjectives for Susan Sontag in her obit, who evidently felt that she had to please nobody at all.
Propelled beyond wariness of seeming to prioritize Jewish interests over America's, the treasury secretary met with Roosevelt and a belated rescue began.
A low-grade spat over a book of commentary by Meir of Padua culminated in the Vatican ordering Jewish law books burned throughout the Catholic domain.
All Louis B. Mayer actually wanted was to stymie unionization but he soon realized Oscars were a way to get Hollywood to eat out of his hand.
Steve Ross rose from an unemployed builder’s son to CEO of Time Warner.
Nissim Ezekiel, member of the Bene Israel, actively decided to keep India as his homeland but to write in English.
The ostensible audience for campy genius Milton Supman was ‘kids with low IQs,’ a critic jeered, but yes, parents were watching.
Named for the notoriously depraved Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar L. Doctorow would pen some of the most popular novels about the American pageant.
Many feel Max Born should have won the Nobel earlier, for the discovery of quantum mechanics.
Jewish only in origin, Fritz Elsas had been a good German, but was arrested after the attempt to kill Hitler and died in a concentration camp.
This Day in Jewish History 1909: Terrified Musical Prodigy Who Could Only Perform When Joking Is Born
Victor Borge had stage fright so bad he had to distract himself: the Nazis didn't find him funny, but America did.