Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Today in Jewish History: Tishrei 14

This was in the daily AISH email that I subscribe to.  The daily emails, not emailed on chag or Shabbas, include things that happen in Jewish history.  Today is the 14th of Tishrei, which happens to be the yahrzeit of Louis D. Brandeis

Today in Jewish History:
Tishrei 14 marks the death of Louis Brandeis (1856-1941), one of the most respected Supreme Court Justices in United States history. Brandeis was the first Jew to serve on the Supreme Court, a post he held for 23 years. His "Brandeis Brief" became the model for future Supreme Court presentations. He was known as "attorney for the people" who championed many social and economic reforms. Brandeis was also a leader of the American Zionist movement, heading the Provisional Executive Committee for Zionist Affairs during World War I. Today, the Univ. of Louisville Law School, as well as Brandeis University in Massachusetts, bears his name.

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