Not only did Samuel Schereschewsky, a shtetl Jew from Lithuania, convert and serve in the exotic East: He translated the Bible into Mandarin – while paralyzed.
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This Day in Jewish History, 1939 Ralph Lauren Is Born, Will Build an Empire Based on Cary Grant Fantasy
It isn't the trend, it's the timelessness: Ralph Lauren didn't like humdrum habilements, and the world agreed.
This Day in Jewish History, 1977 A Scientist Who Discovered How Diabetes Does Its Dirty Work Wins a Nobel
And to think that mankind almost lost Rosalyn Yalow's services because women were scorned by science, until WWII came along.
Simeon Magruder Levy would distinguish himself in battle but, crippled by rheumatism, wound up resigning his commission.
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.