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Filene, the son of German-Jewish immigrants, was an American businessman, social entrepreneur and… [More] philanthropist. He is best known for building the Filene’s department store chain and for his decisive role in pioneering credit unions across the United States. [Less]
1910: Kitty Carlisle
Carlisle was an American singer, actress and spokeswoman for the arts whose family was of Jewish German… [More] descent. She was a regular panelist on the television game show “To Tell the Truth” and served for some 20 years on the New York State Council on the Arts. She iis also the recipient of a National Medal of Arts from former president George H. W. Bush. [Less]
1949: Rafik Haj Yahia
Yahia was an Israeli Arab politician who served as a member of the Knesset for the Labor Party and One Nation… [More] between March 1998 and June 1999. In March 1999, Yahia, Amir Peretz, and Adisu Massala broke away from the Labor Party to form One Nation. He lost his seat in the 1999 elections (in May) and died the following year at the age of 50. [Less]