Every so often one will hear a ‘fast fact‘ that startles, educates and perhaps even re-shapes previous perception. These facts find their way in to dinner conversations, meetings and even internet surfing; in that light, we would like to entertain our audiences with a series we entitle ‘Did You Know‘?
Did You Know? The Roosevelt family were originally Jewish-Dutch, arriving in New York City in 1682. The family patriarch went under the original name of Claes Rosenvelt before changing it to Nicholas Roosevelt. Sarah Delano, FDR’s mother, descended from Sephardic Jews.
Jewish Life Television recently featured an interview with the “Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven Ã‚Â L. Pease on his continued interest in Jewish achievement and indeed evaluating why Jews are disproportionately successful both historically and in contemporary society. Featured below is part one of JLTV’s series on the Golden Age of Jewish Achievement.
Jewish Achievement reporter Kandie Stroud interviews Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) and Global Ambassador of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure campaign on her Jewish heritage, her parents struggle for survival during the Holocaust and how faith was an undying flame for the Jewish people amidst times of great persecution.
The following article was penned by “The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven L. Pease and additionally published in the Huffington Post. Here, Mr. Pease discusses the history behind and remarkable rise of the Jewish community in American politics, dating back to almost a century ago.
Nothing is more important in U.S. law than the Supreme Court. It is the ultimate arbiter of decisions made in all other courts and it alone can decide if a law passed by Congress or a decision made by the administration is “unconstitutional.” Its importance is demonstrated by the constant fights in the U.S. Senate over the Senate’s role to “advise and consent” on appointments to the federal bench, including the appeals courts, and ultimately, the Supreme Court.
It took more than a century for a Jew to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Louis Brandeis became the first Jewish associate justice when he was confirmed in 1916. Continue reading
Sol Price is another notable addition to our ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People‘ category here at Jewish Achievement Blog.com – this blogger had no idea that the ‘Price Club’ was a double entendre! Mr. Price was a Jewish retail magnate who three decades ago altered both the American landscape and the American way of shopping by founding Price Club, the first nationwide members-only discount warehouse.
Mr. Price died in December 0f 2009 at 93 years old, of natural causes.
With Robert, Mr. Price started the first Price Club in 1976 in a cavernous former airplane parts factory in an unfashionable part of San Diego. The business, which offered consumer goods as varied as tires, books and household appliances at extremely low prices, proved to be the leading edge in the multibillion-dollar influx of discount big-box stores, among them Costco, Wholesale Club and Sam’s Club.
By 1990, members-only retail clubs had become the fastest-growing sector of retailing, The Associated Press reported.
Last year Â ”The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven L. Pease spoke to Urban Journal’s Keith Murphy on the nomination of ‘High Achiever’ Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court – Click the link below to check it out!
Paul A. Samuelson, the first American Nobel laureate in economics and the foremost academic economist of the 20th century is another notable addition to our ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People‘ category here at Jewish Achievement Blog.com.
His death in 2009 was announced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which Mr. Samuelson helped build into one of the world’s great centers of graduate education in economics.
In receiving the Nobel Prize in 1970, Mr. Samuelson was credited with transforming his discipline from one that ruminates about economic issues to one that solves problems, answering questions about cause and effect with mathematical rigor and clarity.
When economists “sit down with a piece of paper to calculate or analyze something, you would have to say that no one was more important in providing the tools they use and the ideas that they employ than Paul Samuelson,” said Robert M. Solow, a fellow Nobel laureate and colleague of Mr. Samuelson’s at M.I.T.
Wednesday, May 19, 8:00 pm on Jewish Life Television – Celebrating the Golden Age of Jewish Achievement, Host Brad Pomerance interviews Author Steve Pease and highlights two of thegreat Jewish achievers – Albert Einstein and Comcast’s Brian Roberts. Also featured are a Torah Repairman and another successstory from JDate.
‘The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement‘ author Steven L. Pease recently spoke on America’s Work Force Radio (AWF Radio )about the magnitude of what has been achieved by the Jewish community and why. The lessons he believes all of us can learn about the dynamics behind high achievement are explained in the audio clip below: