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Born Jewish but baptized Christian, Disraeli was a British prime minister, parliamentarian,… [More] Conservative statesman and literary figure. He served in government in four decades, twice as Prime Minister of Great Britain. He played a central role in the creation of the modern Conservative Party after the Corn Laws schism of 1846. [Less]
1828: Albert Cardozo
Cardozo, a Jewish-American jurist, sat on the New York Supreme Court. He was also the father of the notable… [More] United States Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Nathan Cardozo. He began practicing law in 1849, and became a justice of the Supreme Court of New York, that state’s trial court. He was implicated in a Tammany Hall judicial corruption scandal, sparked by the Erie Railway takeover wars in 1868 which led to the creation of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and Cardozo’s resignation from the bench in 1872. Afterwards he resumed the practice of law until his death in 1885. [Less]
1860: Henrietta Szold
Szold was an American-Jewish Zionist leader and founder of the Hadassah Women’s Organization. In 1942,… [More] she co-founded Ihud, a political party in Mandate Palestine dedicated to a binational solution. [Less]