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An Austrian born Jewish philosopher, Buber is best known for his essay on existence “I and Thou.” In 1933,… [More] Buber resigned from his position as professor at the University of Frankfurt in protest to Hitler’s rise to power. He came to live in Jerusalem in 1938 and worked as a professor at The Hebrew University. [Less]
1940: Ted Koppel
The host of ABC’s Nightline from the beginning of the program’s existence in 1980 until 2005, Koppel… [More] was first hired by ABC in 1963 and became the network’s youngest correspondent. He went on to cover the Vietnam War and also served as Honk Kong Bureau Chief. Koppel was born in England to Jewish parents of German descent. [Less]
1951: Debbie Friedman
Friedman is a Jewish singer and songwriter credited for combing traditional Jewish prayers with… [More] folk-inspired songs. One of her most famous melodies is for “Mi Sheberach,” the prayer for healing. [Less]