Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch in New York to poor, Yiddush-speaking Jewish immigrants from Gomel.
The name Rube Goldberg has become synonymous with long, gratuitously complex chain-reaction devices that ultimately perform a very simple task.
Before Hillary Clinton and Angela Merkel, there was Golda Meir, Israel’s first woman Prime Minister.
Celia Adler has a connection to the New York theater world that is fundamental to the Jewish artistic movement at the start of the 20th century.
Alfred Eisenstaedt is probably best known for his iconic photograph of a sailor and nurse kissing in Times Square on V-J Day.
Gershom Scholem was more than just a leading Jewish author and philosopher—he was also considered the founder of modern academic Kabbalah study.
Hannah Arendt was an esteemed Jewish thinker, a leading political theorist, and a Nazi survivor.
Driven by injustice and his social conscience, Serling did not just make great TV; he helped to make television great.
Abraham Zacuto helped two countries to become among the richest and most powerful nations on earth. Yet he was kicked out of both.
This was man Harvey Pekar, the comic book writer and everyman Poet Laureate.