Some fun Jewish facts!

May 16, 2016
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Some fun Jewish facts!

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“THESE ARE LITTLE KNOWN JEWISH FACTS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW EVEN IF YOU ARE
NOT JEWISH”

ENJOY!

1) The Roosevelts were Dutch Jews who arrived in NYC in 1682. Claes
Rosenvelt before he changed his name to Nicholas Roosevelt, was the
first Roosevelt
ancestor to set foot in America, and Sarah Delano, FDR’s mother, descended
from Sephardic Jews.

2) Joseph Stalin was originally named Joseph David Djugashvili
(translated as: “son of a Jew”.) All 3 of the women that he married were
Jewish. 3) Dwight Eisenhower’s father was a Swedish Jew, and listed in West
Point* ‘s Yearbook of 1915.

4) Lillian Friedman, a Jewish woman, married Cruz Rivera. They named
their baby Geraldo Miguel Rivera (it doesn’t sound Jewish), but according
to Jewish Law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish. Thus, Geraldo
Rivera is Jewish. 5) Fiorello Laguardia, famous former mayor of New York
City* , whose mother’s name was Jacobson. His father was not Jewish.
Laguardia spoke seven languages fluently, including Hebrew and Yiddish.

6) Winston Churchill whose mother’s name was Jenny Jerome, a Jew. 7) Cary*
Grant, whose mother, Elsie, was Jewish. His father, Elias Leach, was not.
Grant’s original name was Archibald Alexander Leach; (Robin Leach is his
first cousin).

8) Peter Sellers’ mother, Margaret Marks, was Jewish. His father, Bill
Sellers, was not. Peter’s real name is Richard Henry Sellers. 9) David
Bowie’s mother is Jewish, his father is not. One of Bowie* ‘s albums
discusses
his Jewish ancestry. His real name: David Stenton Haywood Jones.

10) Robert DeNiro’s mother is Jewish. 11) Shari* Belafonte’s mother is
Jewish. Her father, Harry’s grandfather is a Jew.

12) Olivia Newton John’s grandfather, a Jew, was a Nobel Prize winning
physicist. 13) Harrison Ford’s mother is a Russian Jew, his father is Irish
Catholic. 14) The first theater to be used solely for the showing of motion
pictures was built by a Jew Adolf Zukor. 15) The first full-length sound
picture, The Jazz Singer was produced by Jews, Samuel L. Goldwyn & Louis B.
Mayer (MGM). 16) A Jew, Dr. Abraham Waksman, coined the term antibiotics.
17) A Polish Jew, Casimir Funk, who pioneered a new field of medical
research, gave us a common word — vitamins. 18) The first successful
operation for appendicitis was performed by a Jewish surgeon, Dr. Simon
Baruch. 19) Dr.. Abraham Jacobi hailed as America’s father of Pediatrics,
is a Jew. 20) Until a Jewish doctor, Dr.. Siccary proved it differently,
people believed that tomato was poisonous. 21) A Jew, Levi Strauss, is the
inventor/originator of jeans & Levis* , the
largest clothing retailer in the world.

22) In 1909, four Jews were among the 60 multi-cultural signers of the
Call to the National Action, which resulted in the creation of the NAACP.
23) A Jew, Emile Berliner, is the man who developed the modern day
phonograph. While Thomas Edison was working out a type of phonograph that
used a cylinder as a record, Berliner invented a machine that would play a
disc. The machine he patented was called the gramophone, and the famous
RCA trademark is a picture of a dog listening to “his master’s voice”
on* Berliner’s
device. The gramophone was superior to Edison ‘s machine. In short,
Emile Berliner made possible the modern record industry. His company was
eventually absorbed by the Victor Talking Machine Company, now known as
RCA.

24) A Jew, Louis B. Mayer (co-founder of MGM), created the idea for the
Oscar. 25) European Jews are the founding fathers of all the Hollywood*
Studios.

26) Jews comprise a mere 1/4 of 1% (13 million) of the world’s population

(of over 6 billion), and while 99% of the world is non-Jewish, 72% of
Pulitzer Prize winners are Jews. 27) Three of greatest & most influential
thinkers dominating the 20th Century are Jews – Albert Einstein, Sigmund
Freud, and Karl Marx. 28) The most popular selling Christmas song “White
Christmas” was written by a Jew, Irving Berlin. 29) Of the 660 Nobel prizes
from 1901 – 1990, 160 have been awarded to Jews. More Jews have won more
Nobel prizes than any other ethnicity. They have won 40x more than should
be expected of them based upon their small population numbers. 30) A Jew,
Dr. Jonas Salk, is the creator of the first polio vaccine. 31) Hayam
Solomon & Isaac Moses, both Jews, are responsible for creating the first
modern banking institutions. 32) Jews created the first department stores
in America* in the nineteenth
century.

The Altmans, Gimbels, Kaufmanns, Lazaruses, Magnins, Mays, Strausses
became leaders of major department stores. Julius Rosenwald revolutionized
the way Americans purchased goods by improving Sears Roebuck’s mail order
merchandising. Hart, Schaffner, Marx, Kuppenheimer and Levi Strauss became
household names in men’s clothing. 33) Marc Chagall (originally Segal)
a Russia* Jew, is one of the great 20th
century painters.

34) The fortune(s) of English Jews — Isaac Goldsmid, Nathan Rothschild,
David Salomons, and Moses Montefiore — helped England become a
world empire. 35) In 1918, Detroit, a Jew, Max Goldberg, opened the “first”
commercial parking lot. 36) In 1910, a Jew, Louis Blaustein, and his son
opened the “first” gas station, eventually founding the American Oil
Company (AMOCO). The Blausteins became one of the richest oil families in
the world. 37) A Jew, Dr. Albert Sabin, developed the first oral polio
vaccine. 38) A Jew, Steven Spielberg, is the most successful filmmaker
since the advent of film. 39) A Jew, Emma Lazarus, wrote the famous poem,
́The New Colossus” which is inscribed on the Statue Of Liberty. 40) A Jew,
Harry Houdini (Weiss) is the father of magic and illusion. 41) Abraham, is
the father of the Jews and Arabs, and from whom the world’s 3 major
religions: Judaism, Christianity & Islam originated. 42) Jews are the
oldest of any people on earth who have kept their national identity and
cultural heritage intact. 43) George & Ira Gershwin and Irving Berlin, all
Jews, are three of the most prolific composers of the 20th century. 44)
Isadore & Nathan Straus, who are both Jews – “Abraham & Straus,” eventually
became sole owners of Macy’s, the world’s largest department store, in

45) Dr. Paul Ehrlich, a Jewish physician, was awarded the Nobel Prize
in 1908 for finding the cure for syphilis. 46) Armand Hammer, a Jew, of
“Arm & Hammer” fame. a physician & businessman originated the largest
trade between U. S. and Russia. 47) Louis Santanel, a Jew, was the
financier who provided the funds for Columbus ‘ voyage to the New World
(America). 48) Sherry Lansing, a Jew, became the first woman to become
president of a major Hollywood studio, Paramount Pictures. 49) Flo
Zigfield, a Jew, of “Ziegfield Follies” fame, is the creator of American
burlesque.*

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