Wise Enough to Tell the Truth

Wise Enough to Tell the Truth

This past April, Charles Van Doren passed away.  The movie “Quiz Show” relates an important episode in his life. For 14 weeks, from November 28, 1956 to March 11, 1957, Mr. Van Doren captivated audiences of up to 50 million people with performances on the NBC quiz...
Judah Benjamin: A Life

Judah Benjamin: A Life

Every once in a while I stumble upon the story of a remarkable individual.  Such a person was Judah Benjamin.  Born in 1811 in St. Croix, Benjamin’s family moved first to North Carolina and then to Charleston, S.C., home to the largest Jewish community in the...
BEZOS V BEZOS

BEZOS V BEZOS

“WHEN YOU have loving and supportive people in your life, like MacKenzie…you end up being able to take risks.” So declared Jeff Bezos, boss of Amazon, the e-commerce giant, last April.  This affirmation by the planet’s richest man of the contribution of his wife of 25...