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Jews in the News

Updated on April 25, 2015

Senator Bernie Sanders, Olympic Gymnast Aly Raisman, Green Party Nomination for President 2012, Jill Stein and Albert Einstein

Senator Bernie Sanders
Senator Bernie Sanders | Source
Jill Stein is the first Jewish woman to run for president of the United States. She is the Green Party nomination for president of the U.S.
Jill Stein is the first Jewish woman to run for president of the United States. She is the Green Party nomination for president of the U.S. | Source
Albert Einstein: Person of the Century
Albert Einstein: Person of the Century | Source
Alexandra Raisman inverted while performing on the balance beam in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Alexandra Raisman inverted while performing on the balance beam in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. | Source
Alexandra Raisman on Uneven bars.
Alexandra Raisman on Uneven bars. | Source
Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman | Source
Aly Raisman does floor exercise to the Hebrew song Hava Nagila.
Aly Raisman does floor exercise to the Hebrew song Hava Nagila. | Source
Aly Raisman
Aly Raisman | Source

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U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is trying to make it a law that GMO foods must be labeled in California (see video below). He is Jewish or a Jew. President Obama said that he would make sure that GMO foods were labeled, before he was elected. GMO stands for genetically modified organism.

April 25, 2015 Update

Vermont is the first state to make it so GMO foods must be labelled so in Vermont with the help of Bernie Sanders. Also U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders is running for President of the United States for 2016. Even though he is an Independent, he is running for President under the Democratic Party. His top competition comes from Vice President Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton.

On one hand Hillary Clinton is more popular than Joe Biden, but there are many people against having a woman as president. So maybe more people would prefer for a Jew to be president than for a woman to be president. The bible says that the Jews were the chosen people. Also as predicted by Bernie Sanders, the rich are getting richer and everyone else is getting poorer. End of Update.

In another video I saw that like Ron Paul, Bernie Sanders is concerned about the vanishing middle class with the rich getting richer and everyone else getting poorer. Some people teach that there is an unlimited amount of wealth. Now if they are referring to money, then that is not true. Money was created by man and there is a limited amount of it.

That is why Senator Bernie Sanders is an independent socialist. He is trying to help out the common people that need the help. Of course that means going up against the big corporations. Corporations have a limited amount of money. That means that if you pay the CEO $100 million annually, that is $100 million less to pay to the employees, many who may be struggling to raise a family.

Another famous Jewish Bernie is Bernie Madoff. He skillfully scammed people out of billions of dollars. His son committed suicide on the anniversary of when Bernie Madoff was arrested. Wikipedia says about him (Bernard Lawrence "Bernie" Madoff):

He is the former non-executive chairman of the NASDAQ stock market, and the admitted operator of a Ponzi scheme [see bottom of article for more on this] that is considered to be the largest financial fraud in U.S. history.[4]

In March 2009, Madoff pleaded guilty to 11 federal felonies and admitted to turning his wealth management business into a massive Ponzi scheme that defrauded thousands of investors of billions of dollars.

The above is about the 2 Jewish Bernies. The following is about the 2 Jewish Jerrys. Years ago TV Guide picked the Jerry Seinfeld TV show as the best show on TV. They also picked the Jerry Springer show as the worst show on TV. Both Jerry Seinfeld and Jerry Springer are Jewish.

On the Jerry Seinfeld show, they had the "soup Nazi." Jerry Springer had on his TV show Ku Klux Klan members and they hate both Jews and blacks. In the U.S. in the past some stores would have a sign saying "No Jews, blacks or dogs allowed." Wikipedia says about Jerry Springer:

He was a former Democratic mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio, news anchor, and musician. His maternal grandmother Marie Kallmann, who was left behind, died in the gas trucks of Chelmno extermination camp. His paternal grandmother, Selma Springer, died at the Theresienstadt concentration camp [in Nazi Germany].

Jill Stein is the Green Party nomation for President of the United States for 2012. She is the first Jewish woman to run for president. She, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College in 1973, and from Harvard Medical School in 1979 The Green Party website under her picture says:

Dr. Jill Stein is a mother, housewife, physician, longtime teacher of internal medicine, and pioneering environmental-health advocate.

She is the co-author of two widely-praised reports, In Harm's Way: Toxic Threats to Child Development, published in 2000, and Environmental Threats to Healthy Aging, published in 2009.

Aly Raisman is Jewish. Wikpedia says:

Alexandra Rose "Aly" Raisman (born May 25, 1994) is an American artistic gymnast who was captain of the gold medal-winning US Women's Gymnastics team at the 2012 Summer Olympics and individually won a gold medal on the floor and a bronze medal on the balance beam.

She won 3 medals (gold for team) that is more medals than any of the other American Gymnasts won. They all got gold medals for the American team winning it.

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What is a Jew or Jewish Person

For the next part I need to discuss what a Jew is. My father was Irish Catholic and my mother was Jewish. My mother divorced my father when I was a baby because he had a drinking problem. He was very nice but when he grew up in Ireland, he was drinking beer with meals. He was with my mother when she was pregnant with me and he had been drinking. He tried to pick a fight with 2 marines and my mother knew then that she had to get away from him.

My mother taught ballet at Julliard's school of performing arts and then got pregnant with me. When I was born in New York I got a regular birth certificate and a Hebrew birth certificate with my Hebrew name on it. It was the same Hebrew name as my great grandfather, Charles Ravkin. He was studying to be a rabbi when he died.

The first day of Hebrew school, they called me Chaim (like the Hebrew version of Charles [Chuck is a nickname for Charles]). Then my mother learns this and tells them that is not my Hebrew name. She tells them that my Hebrew name is Tzadik (also Tsadik). It is a Hebrew letter and a name. Wikipedia says about Tzadik:

Tzadik/Zadik/Sadiq (Hebrew: צדיק‎ "righteous one", pl. Tzadikim צדיקים ṣadiqim) is a title given to personalities in Jewish tradition considered righteous, such as Biblical figures and later spiritual masters. The root of the word ṣadiq, is ṣ-d-q (צדק Tzedek), which means "justice" or "righteousness", also the root of Tzedakah (Charity, lit. "righteousness").

Note that the 'tz' letter (צ) at the beginning of Tzadik is similar to the sound as in tsetse fly or the Chinese name Lao Tzu or Lao Tse. I was told that this Hebrew letter is also the symbol for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) that is commonly known in Israel by the Hebrew acronym Tzahal (צה"ל).

My mother would be trying to tell my brother and I that being a Jew or Jewish was only partly about the religion. It was also about the culture and ancestry. I did not understand since I compared it to other religions. Like a black could choose to be a Christian but their ancestors are blacks.

She did not do a good job of explaining it to me. A good example of what she was talking about was Albert Einstein, but she did not tell me this. Albert Einstein said that he was certainly a Jew but not a practicing Jew. This meant that he had the Jewish blood in him but he did not practice or believe in the religion, like all Jews (some exceptions) are supposed to fast on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement.

In other religions it is almost like their job to get others into their religion, but Jews do not do this. Here is more about what my mother was talking about with ancestors. Ignoring the religion, Jews are all descendants of Abraham, his wife Sara, their child Issac and his child Jacob that became Israel. Then they have a long history like being slaves in Egypt and being forced to leave England or France if they would not convert.

Here is an interesting divergence. When the Muslims ruled Spain, they advertised for Jews to come there since Jews were good at many things including translating Arabic into other languages. This was the one time when Jews were treated well and they thrived. When the Christians took over Spain and kicked out the Muslims, they also made the Jews leave since they were good friends with the Muslims.

Unlike the Jews from the rest of Europe (called Ashkenazi Jews), they did not go east to Germany or Russia. They went to Palestine and later created Israel. So as far as karma goes, it is due to the Muslims treating the Jews in Spain (called Sephardi Jews-- Spanish-Portugese Jews) like they belonged there and that was their home that they created Israel. Everywhere else the Jews were treated like they were unwanted there.

So my mother, grandfather and one uncle (Uncle Bernie who was a Ph.D. in chemistry) did not believe in God but practised the religion to be part of the culture. Now there is a Jewish religion called Reconstructionist Judaism or Reconstructionist Jewish religion where it is OK if you do not believe in God and all the other stuff, but you want to be around other Jews.

Note that I am not an expert in this area, like I am with natural health where I have read hundreds of books on it, so do not go nuts if all the above is not totally exactly correct. My Uncle Bernie taught me to think like a scientist at a young age. He had 4 daughters that he loved very much, but did not have a son so he treated me like a son. My brother and I lived with him, his wife and daughters for a year.

So in Wikipedia it does not say that this person decided to become a Jew at this age. It will say that both of their parents were Jewish and leave it at that to show who their ancestors were and not care about what religion they chose to follow later. Less than 2% of the people in the U.S. are Jews or Jewish. So they are a smaller minority than blacks, Hispanics and Asians. Israel is in Asia so are Israelis and Arabs Asians?

Jewish Billionaires

As of 2011 there were 412 billionaires in the United States. According to one article 48% of these billionaires are Jews or Jewish. Note that for a short time in the U.S. a Jew was someone who was born a Jew and Jewish was someone who practised the Jewish religion like Sammy Davis Jr who converted (famous black actor and comedian). Note the connection between Jews and computers.

This information is from March 2012. Larry Ellison is worth $36 billion and 6th richest person in the world. He is the CEO of Oracle Corporation, a software company. Sheldon Adelson is worth 24.9 billion and owns a casino, convention center and an expo. Michael Bloomberg is worth $22 billion and is the mayor of New York City. He made his money with financial news. George Soros is worth $20 billion. An article says:

George Soros is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” because of his US $1 billion in investment profits during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis. Mr Soros is 81 years old and resides in Katonah, NY, U.S.

Sergey Brin and Larry Page were in Stanford graduate school studying computer science when they came up with a formula for searching the internet and they created Google. They are each worth $18.7 billion. Before Google there were many websites that shared a lot of good information but they were not for making money, so they had a lot of trouble paying their expenses. Then Google came out with their Adsense program. People would pick the spots on their website for Google ads and they made money when people clicked on those ads. Then these websites did not have to struggle anymore.

Mark Zuckerberg created the social network Facebook and he is the CEO of it. There a great movie about it called The Social Network (see video below). He is worth $17.5 billion. Michael Dell is worth $15.9 billion. I tried to get a computer catalog to buy a computer through the mail and Dell was the only company to send me a catalog. So I bought a Dell computer.

Steve Ballmer is worth $15.7 billion. He is the CEO (chief executive officer) of Microsoft. Paul Allen is worth $14.2 billion. He co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates (not Jewish) and came up with the original name Micro-Soft. Here is the article: 48 Percent of U.S. Billionaires are Jewish. You will be surprized at some of the people on that list that are Jewish like the CEO of Goldman Sachs and Ben Bernanke, Chairman of the Federal Reserve.

Some refer to someone with only one Jewish parent as half-Jewish. In Jewish law the child is the religion of the mother. In the comments to the above article someone said that Rupert Murdoch is not Jewish. His father was not, but his mother was an orthodox Jew. Also it is mentioned that Charles Schwab is not Jewish. Wikipedia says that he is Catholic but does not mention anything about the parents and that is where that information would be.

Of course there are many Jews in show business that are too many to list like Natalie Portman, Selma Blair and Winona Ryder-- 3 very beautiful looking women. A Ponzi scheme (beginning of article), not to be confused with Fonzi of Happy Days, is when people join something and invest money, hoping to get more money back. The money they get is from the new people joining. When no more people join, they will make no more money. Chelsea Clinton's husband is Jewish.

3 Most Influential People in the Last 100 Years

Newsweek magazine had a special edition of the 3 most influential people in the last 100 years, many years ago. Do you have any guesses on who they may be? They are Albert Einstein, Sigmund Freud and Karl Marx (father of socialism/communism-- see senator above). The biggest country in the world (by population) with the fastest growing economy is China. China has a modified Communist/Socialist government.

All of them are Jewish. Time Magazine chose Albert Einstein as the most influential person in the last 100 years. Wikipedia says:

Karl Heinrich Marx was born on 5 May 1818 at 664 Brückergasse in Trier, a town located in the Kingdom of Prussia's Province of the Lower Rhine.[13] His ancestry was Ashkenazi Jewish, with his paternal line having supplied the rabbis of Trier since 1723, a role that had been taken up by his own grandfather, Meier Halevi Marx; Meier's son and Karl's father would be the first in the line to receive a secular education.[14] His maternal grandfather was a Dutch rabbi.[15] Karl's father, Herschel Marx, was middle-class and relatively wealthy: the family owned a number of Moselle vineyards; he converted from Judaism to the Protestant Christian denomination of Lutheranism prior to his son's birth

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