Sunday, October 08, 2006

 

Jewish Trivia!

Thanks Boris!

I can't promise you that everything listed is really 100% true, but most are for sure. It's Chag Succot, the Succot Holiday and time to be happy. I hope that this adds to your enjoyment of the week!

1. The Roosevelt 's were Jewish Dutch, arriving in NYC in 1682 (originally named Claes Rosenvelt before name change to Nicholas Roosevelt) Sarah Delano, FDR's mother, was descended from Sephardic Jews.

2. Joseph Stalin was originally named Joseph David Djugashvili (translating into "son of a Jew".) As well, all 3 of the women he married were Jewish.

3. Dwight Eisenhower's father was a Swedish Jew and was so identified in the West Point Yearbook of 1915.

INTERESTING JEWISH FACTS

1. Lillian Friedman married Cruz Rivera. They named their baby Geraldo Miguel Rivera.(Funny, it doesn't sound Jewish.) Since, according to Jewish law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish, Geraldo Rivera is Jewish. As were, among others: Fiorella Laguardia, Winston Churchill and Cary Grant, as explained below.

2. Fiorella Laguardia's mother's name was Jacobson. His father was not Jewish. Laguardia spoke seven languages - including Hebrew and Yiddish - fluently.

3. Winston Churchill's mother's name was Jenny Jerome.

4. Cary Grant's mother, Elsie, was Jewish. His father, Elias Leach, was not. Grant's original name was Archibald Alexander Leach. (Robin Leach is his first cousin).

5. Peter Sellers' mother, Margaret Marks, was Jewish. His father, Bill Sellers, was Protestant. Peter's real name is Richard Henry Sellers. 6

6. David Bowie's mother is Jewish, his father is not. One of Bowie 's album covers discusses his Jewish ancestry. His real name: David Stenton Haywood Jones. 7. Robert DeNiro's mother is Jewish; his father is not.

8. Shari Belafonte's mother is Jewish. Her father, Harry, has a Jewish grandfather.

9. Olivia Newton John's Jewish grandfather was a Nobel Prize winning physicist.

10. Harrison Ford's mother is Russian Jewish, his father is Irish Catholic.

ALWAYS GOOD TO KNOW AND REMEMBER!

1. Fact: The first theatre to be used solely for the showing of motion pictures was built by a Jew (Adolf Zukor).

2. Fact: The first full-length sound picture, The Jazz Singer was produced by the Jewish Samuel L. Goldwyn &Louis B. Mayer (MGM).

3. Fact: A Jew (Dr. Abraham Waksman) coined the term antibiotics.

4. Fact: A Polish Jew (Casimir Funk) who pioneered a new field of medical research gave us a word now common in our language - vitamins.

5. Fact: The first successful operation for appendicitis was performed by a Jewish surgeon (Dr. Simon Baruch)

6. Fact: The doctor (Dr. Abraham Jacobi) hailed as America 's father of pediatrics was a Jew.

7. Fact: Until a Jewish doctor (Dr. Siccary) showed differently, Americans believed the tomato was poisonous.

8. Fact: Jewish Levi "Levi's" Strauss (inventor of jeans) is the largest clothing retailer in the world.

9. Fact: 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.

10. Fact: A Jew (Emile Berliner) is the man who developed the modern day phonograph. While Thomas Edison was working out a type of phonograph thatused 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 it.

11. Berliner's device. The gramaphone 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.

12. Fact: Jewish Louis B. Mayer (MGM) created the idea for the Oscar.

13. Fact: European Jews are the founding fathers of all the Hollywood Studios.

14. Fact: Jews comprise a mere 1/4 of 1% (13 million) of the population (6 billion).

15. Fact: 99% of the world is non Jewish. 16. Fact: Three of greatest &most influential thinkers dominating the 20th century were Jewish - Einstein, Freud, and Marx.

17. Fact: The most popular selling Christmas song ("White Christmas") was written by a Jew. (Irving Berlin)

18. Fact: Of the 660 Nobel prizes from 1901 - 1990, 160 have been won by Jews. In the end, Jews win more Nobel prizes than any other ethnicity. They win 40x more than should be expected of them, based upon their small population numbers.

19. Fact: A Jew (Dr. Jonas Salk) is the creator of the first Polio Vaccine.

20. Fact: Jews (Hayam Solomon & Isaac Moses) are responsible for creating the first modern banking institutions.

21. Fact: Jews also created the first department stores of the 19th 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 mens' clothing. (Let's not forget EJ Korvets -Eight Jewish Korean (war) Veterans.)

22. Fact: Jewish Marc Chagall (born Segal , Russia ) is one of the great 20th century painters.

23. Fact: English Jewish financiers such as Isaac Goldsmid, Nathan Rothschild, David Salomons, and Moses Montefiore, whose fortunes helped England become an empire.

24. Fact: In 1918, Detroit , a Jew (Max Goldberg) opened the "first" commercial parking lot.

25. Fact: In 1910, a Jew (Louis Blaustein) and his son opened the "first" gas station, eventually founding AMOCO OIL. One of the richest oil families in the world.

26. Fact: A Jew (Dr. Albert Sabin) developed the first "oral polio vaccine."

27. Fact: A Jew (Steven Spielberg) is the most successful filmmaker since the advent of film.

28. Fact: A Jewish poet's (Emma Lazarus) famous poem, ."give me your tired .. your poor .. your huddled masses," appears as the inscription on the Statue Of Liberty.

29. Fact: Jewish Harry Houdini (Weiss) is the father of Magic/Illusion.

30. Fact: Dr. Sigmund Freud (Jew) is the father of psychiatry.

31. Fact: Jewish Abraham is the father of the world's 3 major religions: Judaism, Christianity & Islam (ancestors of the Hebrew & Arabic peoples). Jesus (formerly known as "sweet Jewish Jesus") is still worshipped by billions.

32. Fact: Jews are the oldest of any people on earth still around with their national identity and cultural heritage intact.

33. Fact: George & Ira Gershwin & Irving Berlin (Jews) are three of the most prolific composers of the 20th century.

34. Fact: Isadore & Nathan Straus (Jews) - "Abraham & Straus," eventually became sole owners of Macy's (world's largest department store) in 1896.

35. Fact: Dr. Paul "magic bullet" Ehrlich (Jew) - physician, Nobel Prize in 1908 for curing syphilis.

36. Fact: Armand Hammer (Jew) - "Arm & Hammer," physician &businessman who originated the largest trade between U. S. and Russia .

37. Fact: Louis Santanel (Jew) was the financier who provided the funds for Columbus ' voyage to America .

38. Fact: Sherry Lansing (Jew) of Paramount Pictures, became the first woman president of a major Hollywood studio.

39. Fact: Flo Zigfield (Jew) of "Zigfield Follies," is the creator of American burlesque.

40. Fact: Jews were the brains behind the Confederacy:

41. Maj. Adolph Proskauer led the unit at Gettysburg .

42. Judah P. Benjamin held 4 cabinet positions: Attorney General, February 25 to September 17, 1861; Secretary of War, September 17, 1861, to March 18, 1862; acting Secretary of War, March 18 to 23, 1862; Secretary of State, March 18, 1862, until the end of the war) and was referred to as "the brains of the confederacy."

43. Rabbi Max Michelbacher was a confidant and spiritual advisor to General Robert E. Lee.

44. A great many Jews fought for the Confederacy, and the overwhelming were recent immigrants from Germany & East Europe who felt they were fighting for Democracy. They fought far out of proportion to their numbers.

Comments:
David Bowie's mother was not Jewish. She was Irish on both sides
 
thanks for the correction
 
You can be Irish and Jewish. One is a religion and the other is a nationality
 
Hi
This is alexhopes, according to Jewish law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish,and You can be Irish and Jewish. One is a religion and the other is a nationality
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alexhopes

Trivia Game Challenge
 
very true
 
The Sea

(1)

The Sea! the Sea! the open Sea!

The blue, the fresh, the ever free!

Without a mark, without a bound,

It runneth the earth's wide regions 'round;

It plays with the clouds; it mocks the skies;

Or like a cradled creature lies.
(2)

I'm on the Sea! I'm on the Sea!

I am where I would ever be;

With the blue above, and the blue below,

And silence wheresoe'er I go;

If a storm should come and awake the deep,

What matter? I shall ride and sleep.

(3)

I love (oh! how I love) to ride

On the fierce foaming bursting tide,

When every mad wave drowns the moon,

Or whistles aloft his tempest tune,

And tells how goes the world below,

And why the south-west blasts do blow.
(4)

I never was on the dull tame shore

but I lov'd the great Sea more and more,

And backwards flew to her billowy breast,

Like a bird that seeketh its mother's nest;

And mother she was, and is to me;

For I was born on the open Sea!

~~~by aoc powerlevewling
 
David Bowie is not Jewish you berk
 
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