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Fascinating Jews

Posted: 06/19/2012 12:37 pm

With over three thousand years of history, there is no question that the Jewish people have had their share of fascinating individuals. While some of these incredible people focused their energies on their own Jewish world, others changed the very framework of society. A significant number of these Jews made their mark in history books, others gained renown only in their own time and a few might have been forgotten if not for others' love of trivia.

Here are snapshots of nine fascinating figures featured in NJOP's new eBook: Jewish Treats: 99 Fascinating Jewish Personalities.

David Levy Yulee
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The first Jewish man to be elected to the United States Senate, David Levy legally adopted the name Yulee in honor of his Moroccan ancestors.
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