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Levitan was a classical Lithuanian-Russian landscape painter who advanced the genre of the… [More] “mood landscape”. He was born in a shtetl of Wirballen, Province of Kowno in Lithuania (then part of the Russian Empire) into a poor but educated Jewish family. His paternal grandfather was a rabbi. Levitan’s influential art heritage consists of more than 1,000 paintings, among them watercolors, pastels, graphics, and illustrations. [Less]
1922: Regina Resnik
Resniks is a Jewish-American mezzo-soprano opera singer. She has been associated with the New York… [More] City Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the San Francisco Opera, and others. Carmen, Klytemnestra (Elektra), Mistress Quickly and the Pique Dame (Queen of Spades) became her signature parts. [Less]
1948: Lewis Black
Black is a Jewish-American stand-up comedian, author, playwright, social critic and actor. He is known for his… [More] comedy style, which often includes an increasingly angry rant, ridiculing history, politics, religion, trends and cultural phenomena. He was voted 51st of the 100 greatest stand-up comedians of all time by Comedy Central in 2004. [Less]