This Day In Jewish History 1824: A Man Whose Name Makes Israelis Think of 'Tea' Is Born

Kalonymus Wissotzky was a good Jew, tithing and sneaking onto Russian army bases to teach Torah, and meanwhile, built the biggest tea company in the world.

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July 8, 1824, is the birthdate of Kalonymus Wissotzky, founder of the tea company that bears his family name, as well as a humanitarian, philanthropist and early supporter of Zionism. The Wissotzky firm,...