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The Lithuanian rabbi was widely considered the supreme expert on Halakha, the collective Jewish laws,… [More] and was called Gadol Hador (the Torah sage of the generation). Known as “Reb Moshe,” Feinstein studied with his father, and in yeshivas, and ultimately moved to New York City. Because he was considered such a wise man, he issued a number of decisions on a wide range of topics, some of them quite controversial. For example, he was against heart transplants in their early stages. [Less]
1918: Arthur Kornberg
Kornberg was a Jewish American biochemist who won the Nobel Prize for discoveries in biological… [More] synthesis of DNA, which is similar to the creation of artificial DNA. He served in the US Coast Guard after finishing his medical studies and served as the doctor of a ship. He was fascinated with the topic of spores and how much DNA they produced. [Less]
1918: Arnold Newman
Newman was an American photographer, noted for his “environment” portraits… [More] of artists and politicians. He was also known for his carefully composed abstract still life images. He set up a portrait studio in West Palm Beach, Florida, and was known for his deep empathy for artists and their work. He also photographer politicians, including JFK. He is often credited with being the first environmental photographer who placed subjects in their natural environment to carefully convey their work. [Less]