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Born in Kassel, Germany to a middle-class, minimally observant, Jewish family, Rosenzweig was a… [More] Jewish theologian and philosopher. He studied history and philosophy at the universities of Göttingen, Munich, and Freiburg, where he turned to Jewish philosophy. Rosenzweig’s major work is “The Star of Redemption” (first published in 1921). It is a description of the relationships between God, humanity, and the world, as they are connected by creation, revelation and redemption. If you make a diagram with God at the top, and the World and the Self below, the inter-relationships generate a Star of David map. He is critical of any attempt to replace actual human existence with an ideal. In Rosenzweig’s scheme, revelation arises not in metaphysics but in the here and now — i..e. we are called to love God, and to do so is to return to the world, and that is redemption. [Less]
1906: Clark Clifford
Clifford was a Jewish-American lawyer who served United States Presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy,… [More] Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter — and serving as United States Secretary of Defense for Johnson. In his later years, Clifford became involved in several controversies. He was a key figure in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International scandal, which led to a grand jury indictment. He also famously referred to President Ronald Reagan as an “amiable dunce” at a Washington dinner party. [Less]
1924: Rod Serling
Serling was a Jewish-American screenwriter, novelist, television producer, and narrator best known for… [More] his live television dramas of the 1950s and his science fiction anthology TV series “The Twilight Zone.” Serling was active in politics, both on and off the screen and helped form television industry standards. He was known as the “angry young man” of Hollywood, clashing with television executives and sponsors over a wide range of issues including censorship, racism, and war. [Less]