Robert Hofstadter was probably proudest of his contribution to scanning technology, now used in medicine and outer space.
David B. Green
But he had to convert to Christianity first, and proceeded to bore his students to tears.
Al Lewis was such an inveterate storyteller that the date of his death is one of the few things people know about him for sure.
Rabbi Israel Salanter did not denigrate ritual: He felt that ethical behavior, such as caring for sick Jews on Shabbat, should supersede.
February 1, 2002 This Day in Jewish History Journalist Daniel Pearl Murdered in Pakistan by Islamic Terrorists
The Wall Street Journal’s South Asia bureau chief, who was kidnapped in Karachi, Pakistan while pursuing an Al-Qaida connection, remained proud and defiant to the end.
Barbara Tuchman’s books popularized history and won her two Pulitzers – and convinced a U.S. president that every officer needed to read her.
This Day in Jewish History January 29, 1969 The First Professor of Yiddish in the United States Dies
Max Weinreich, who escaped the Nazis by luck, went on to translate Homer and Freud into Yiddish and to write the definitive history of the language.
Less motivated by concern for the naked runners, Clement IX felt the contest wasn't 'convenient' enough.
Although Sara Hurwitz had already been ordained as ‘maharat’ by a maverick Bronx rabbi, changing her title to rabbi triggered protest.
Phoebe Ephron was a pioneer in female careerism who didn’t have time for her daughters unless they took the trouble to be interesting.