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Schechter was a Moldavian-born Romanian rabbi, academic scholar, and educator, most famous for his roles… [More] as founder and President of the United Synagogue of America, President of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America, and architect of the American Conservative Jewish movement. [Less]
1915: Eli Wallach
Wallach is a Jewish-American film, television and stage actor who gained fame in the late 1950s. Among his… [More] most famous roles are Tuco in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) and Calvera in The Magnificent Seven. For his performance as Silva Vacarro in Baby Doll, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Newcomer and a Golden Globe nomination. [Less]
1923: Noam Chomsky
Chomsky is a Jewish-American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian,… [More] political critic, and activist. He is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics, he has written on war, politics, and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books.According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the 8thmost cited source overall. He was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in a 2005 poll. [Less]