Jewish Contributions : Chemistry
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...
The Jews of Sweden
Zalman - July 30, 2009
There is little evidence of Jews in Sweden during ancient times and the first recorded presence of Jews in that country are in Lutheran Church records that document a number of Jews being baptized in the late 1600ís. Some Jews who managed to get into Stockholm around the same time...
Celebrated Jews : Rashi
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...
The Jews of Bulgaria
Gorenstein - July 12, 2009
Jews have lived in the Bulgarian region since the time of the Roman Emperor Caligula and a 2nd century inscription with a menorah on it was found near Gigan in Pleven Province in north central Bulgaria. There may have also been other Jewish settlements in the area in ensuing years but...
Celebrated Jews : Luigi Luzzatti
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...
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