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Jewish Contributions : Chemistry
By Tammy Schwartz - July 30, 2009

Chemistry is a science that is concerned with the composition, structure, and properties of matter as well as the changes it undergoes during chemical reactions. Modern chemistry is an outgrowth of the chemical and metallurgical crafts like iron and glass making. Jews likely learned...

Celebrated Jews : Rashi
By Rafi Kleiderman - July 30, 2009

Rashi was a famed rabbi who was born Shlomo Yitzhaki in Troyes, in northern France in 1040. He is remembered as the author of the first comprehensive commentary on the Bible and the Talmud in the medieval period. In his teens Rashi studied at the Yeshivot of Mainz and Worms and...

Celebrated Jews : Luigi Luzzatti
By Mark Katz - July 12, 2009

Luigi Luzzatti was the first Jewish Prime Minister of Italy. There was an earlier Prime Minister, Sidney Sonnino, who had a Jewish father that later converted to Anglicanism, but Luzzatti is widely recognized as the first full and practicing Jew to serve in the Italian Prime Ministerís...

Jewish Contributions : Science
By Mike Martin - July 12, 2009

The Jewish contribution to science has been so extensive that it has hard to describe the initiative and brilliance of their efforts without breaking them down into specific sciences and sub-glasses in order not to overlook the many individual and group contributions. Jews have been...

Jewish Contributions : Physics
By Barry Leibovitz - June 22, 2009

As in many other scientific areas of interest Jews have made enormous contributions to the science of physics. These included contributions to the theory of superconductors, quantum models of the atom and quantum mechanics and electrodynamics as well as pioneer efforts in a number of...
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