This day in Jewish history / A New Zealand premier is born
Julius Vogel rejected all setbacks, worked tirelessly to advance the Kiwi cause and had a vision of women running the world.
February 24, 1835, was the birthday of Julius Vogel, the first Jew to become premier of New Zealand. (The country’s current prime minister, John Key, is also Jewish by birth.) He served in that position twice, in 1873-1875 and for six months in 1876.