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     DID YOU KNOW?

  • That heads of governments from  nine countries have had Jewish ties.
  • That "Two Gun Morris Cohen was the only foreigner to become a member of the  Kuomintang, China's ruling party,
  •  Boxer Daniel Mendoza brought acceptance to the Jews in England.
  • Jewish gangsters broke up Nazi rallies.
  • A Jewish woman is buried at President Thomas Jefferson's home at Monticello.
  • Solomon Carvalho kept kosher while documenting John Fremont's exploration of the Rocky Mountains.
  • Marcel Marceau used his pantomime skills to help Jewish children escape  German-occupied France.
  •  An Irish Jew smuggled guns for the IRA.

Over the centuries the Jewish people have been persecuted and had their beliefs tested in a variety of ways. The more than fifty individuals profiled in The Jewish Connection are but a few who overcame challenges to make contributions to society. By reading the stories of scientists, inventors, athletes, entertainers, and others, the reader will gain an appreciation of Jewish history and will learn the role these men and women played in the American Revolution, World Wars I & II, the Civil War, the Women's Rights Movement, labor unions, entertainers, and a great deal more.

Meet Sarah Bernhardt, Leonard Bernstein, Marc Chagall,  Benjamin Disraeli, Alfred Dreyfus, Anne Frank, Hank Greenberg, Meyer Guggenheim, Ann Landers, Emma Lazarus, Golda Meir, Felix Mendelssohn, Levi Strauss, William Paley, Paul von Reuter, Hyman Rickover, Mayer Rothschild, and many others.

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