This Day in Jewish History, 1890 1890: Rabbi's Son, First Jew to Play Top British Soccer, Is Born

Louis Bookman climbed to sports stardom even though his family was mortified to have – shudder – an athlete in the family.

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November 6, 1890, is the birthdate of Louis Bookman, a Lithuanian-born rabbi’s son who became the first Jew to play in British soccer’s top professional league, early in the 20th century. He also made quite a...