Simeon Magruder Levy would distinguish himself in battle but, crippled by rheumatism, wound up resigning his commission.
David B. Green
Rescued from the Holocaust and brought to Jerusalem, Rabbi Yitzchak Zev Halevi Soloveitchik remained a fierce opponent of the state until the very end
The case of Moshe Mermelstein vs. a denial group wound up pulling the rug out from under the feet of Holocaust deniers.
This Day in Jewish History, 1928 Larry Semon, Daredevil Comedian, Dazzles Hollywood, Then May Have Died
Some suspected the debt-laden actor-director faked illness and death in order to evade creditors, but he never was seen in public again.
This Day in Jewish History 3761 BCE: The World Is Created, According to the Hebrew Calendar and an Obscure Sage
Basing himself on no source but the bible, Rabbi Yose ben Halafta, who lived in the 2nd century CE, sat down and did the math.
This Day in Jewish History, 1927 Alleged First Talkie, Al Jolson’s 'The Jazz Singer,' Hits World Screens
Not that most of the world could hear the music or Jolson ad-libbing, but sound caught on quickly.
With their numbers beefed up by communists and Irishmen, the Jews of London gathered to protest Sir Oswald Mosley's virulent fascism, but the police were having none of it.
Maybe Julius 'Groucho' Marx, ad-libber extraordinaire, learned his trademark irony from his father, a tailor who scorned tape measures.
Etty Hillesum, who never did hide, felt a growing identification with her fellow Jews – with whom she would choose to die.
Lest the killings be perceived as sheer viciousness, the 'host desecration' libel was applied after the fact; 600 years later the gentiles admitted they may have made a mistake.