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Old 08-20-2013, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Long Island
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Sorry. I misread... Moses Mendelsohn

The Rambam... aha... he was and still is revered by both Sephardic AND Ashkenazi Jews.
I'm glad you clarified. I was starting to get worried.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:37 PM
 
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I'm glad you clarified. I was starting to get worried.
I am so embarrassed.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:48 PM
 
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Jewish historical figure... what's that? A historical figure who happens to be Jewish, like Haim Solomon or Albert Einstein, Michael Bloomberg, Ed Koch, Karl Marx or Betty Friedan?
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Old 08-20-2013, 07:27 PM
 
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Jewish historical figure... what's that? A historical figure who happens to be Jewish, like Haim Solomon or Albert Einstein, Michael Bloomberg, Ed Koch, Karl Marx or Betty Friedan?
Yep, people like that. Which ones do you admire the most because of the way they have lived their life?

Don't forget the great Ayn Rand.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:35 AM
 
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Don't forget the great Ayn Rand.
Heh, her Objectivism is the antithesis of the ethical and social imperatives taught in Jewish philosophy.
While I'm sure some people admire her, it certainly isn't going to be due to her "Jewishness".
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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Heh, her Objectivism is the antithesis of the ethical and social imperatives taught in Jewish philosophy.
While I'm sure some people admire her, it certainly isn't going to be due to her "Jewishness".
Yeah, you're right. I should have suggested the fantastic Three Stooges instead.

Seriously, I do appreciate the people that have been mentioned and I plan to do some research to find more about them.
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Old 08-21-2013, 07:31 AM
 
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Golda Meir.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:10 AM
 
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Yeah, you're right. I should have suggested the fantastic Three Stooges instead.
Or one of the thousands of others out there that more closely could be described as a "historical Jew".
But maybe Dimont didn't cover that topic.
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Old 08-21-2013, 08:55 AM
 
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Hiker: you may find Rav Nachman of Breslov to be an interesting character. He is one of the fathers of the Chasidic Jewish movements and literally redefined what it means to be an Orthodox Jew.
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Old 08-21-2013, 09:20 AM
 
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Hiker: you may find Rav Nachman of Breslov to be an interesting character. He is one of the fathers of the Chasidic Jewish movements and literally redefined what it means to be an Orthodox Jew.
Thank you for that suggestion.
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