Saturday, October 20, 2018
Famous Jewish People

Famous Jewish People

The story of Lauren Bacall’s life is almost as seductive as her celebrated voice.
Everyone has heard of Harry Houdini, that sensationalist stunt performer, yet most don’t know much about him—let alone that he was the son of a rabbi.
Alfred Eisenstaedt is probably best known for his iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing in Times Square on V-J Day.
Looking like a poster child for pampered princesses, Hannah Senesh seems an unlikely war heroine.
Max Baer did plenty in his lifetime to earn his spot in the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.
Over 60 years after her murder, Irène Némirovsky regained the attention of a world that was once indifferent to her plight.
Mark Rothko was one of the most famous artists in the world, Jewish or otherwise.
Her name could quite easily have been on display at Yad Vashem. Instead it appeared on “Sex and the City.”
You might be surprised to learn that the French Republic has had not one but two Jewish Prime Ministers.
Nowadays we learn the latest dance craze by watching YouTube. But in the early 1900’s, there was no such way to spread knowledge across the United States.


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