Head Penny Designer: Victor David Brenner (born Viktoras Baranauskas;
June 12, 1871 – April 5, 1924) was an Litvak-American sculptor,
engraver, and medalist known primarily as the designer of the United
States Lincoln Cent.
born to Jewish parents in Šiauliai, Lithuania. His name at birth was
Viktoras Baranauskas, but he changed the name to Victor David
Brenner, because this made it easier to obtain American citizenship.
He emigrated to the United States in 1890, living mostly in the New
York City area. When Brenner arrived in America, he had little more
to fall back upon except the trade taught him by his father — gem
and seal engraving. This technical preparation included the tools of
the sculptor's craft. He took night classes at Cooper Union. Brenner
soon mastered English as he had mastered French.
is considered by
scholars to have been the
illuminator working in the
style of the sixteenth-century
miniaturist painters, and the
leading political caricaturist
in America during World War
II. His Haggadah was described
by the Times of London as
"worthy to be placed among the
most beautiful of books that
the hand of man has produced."
Arthur Szyk is undoubtedly one
of the most remarkable and
talented artists of modern
last few years have seen a
growing interest in Arthur
Szyk (pronounced "Shick").
While many remember him from
their youth by marveling at
his illustrated Andersen's
Fairy Tales and
Pathways Through the Bible,
others may recall his poignant
On August 3, 2008 it was reported that John McCain's campaign asked
Congressman Cantor for personal papers, signifying McCain's interest
in Cantor as a running mate.
Adult Jewish Biographies and Memoirs - These great books
make it possible to "walk with the sages of the ages through the
Nachman of Breslov, (Hebrew: נחמן מברסלב) also known as Reb
Nachman of Bratslav, Nachman from Uman, or simply as Rebbe Nachman
(in local Yiddish: Reb Nokhmen Broslever) (April 4, 1772 – October
16, 1810 [18 Tishrei]) was the founder of the Breslov Hasidic
Herschel Korman (February 15, 1927 – May 29, 2008)
was an American comedic actor who performed in television and movie
productions beginning in 1960. His big break was being a featured
performer on The Danny Kaye Show, but he was probably best remembered
for his performances on the sketch comedy series The Carol Burnett
Show and in the comedy films of Mel Brooks, most notably as Hedley
Lamarr in Blazing Saddles.
Isadore "Joe" Lieberman (born February 24, 1942) is a
United States Senator from Connecticut. Lieberman was first elected
to the United States Senate in 1988, and was elected to his fourth
term on November 7, 2006. In the 2000 U.S. presidential election,
Lieberman was the Democratic candidate for Vice President, running
with presidential nominee Al Gore, becoming the first Jewish candidate
on a major American political party presidential ticket. Lieberman
ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate while he was also Gore's
running-mate, and he was re-elected by the voters of Connecticut.
He attempted to become the Democratic nominee in the 2004 Presidential
election, but was unsuccessful.
Zora Arkus-Duntov (December 25, 1909 – April 21, 1996) was a
Belgian-born American engineer. His work on the Chevrolet Corvette
earned him the nickname "Father of the Corvette."
Zora retired in 1975, turning the reins over to Dave McLellan. At 81
years of age, Zora Arkus-Duntov was still passionate and opinionated
about his car, the Corvette. It was during the time between Zora's
retirement and his death that his legend grew. Whenever anything
Corvette happened, Zora was there. A member of the Drag Racing Hall
of Fame, the Chevrolet Legends of Performance, and the Automotive
Hall of Fame, Zora took part in the rollout of the 1 Millionth
Corvette at Bowling Green in 1992. He also drove the bulldozer at
the ground breaking ceremonies for the National Corvette Museum on
June 5 1992. Six weeks before his death, Zora was guest speaker at
"Corvette: A Celebration of an American Dream", an evening held at
the showrooms of Jack Cauley Chevrolet Detroit. On hand that night
were Dave McLellan and his successor as Corvette chief engineer,
Dave Hill, but no one could argue that Zora stole the show.