Lazlo Biro The Ballpoint Pen, 1938
The New World – Columbus
I can’t help think of Rabbi Nachum Eisenstein’s column, Denying Reality, in the Dec. 24 Yated. Our impact in the world doesn’t make the world love us more, and while hard work, ingenuity, and the desire to better mankind may be positive values, there is so much more for us to take pride in.
Sorry, I’m not usually the wet blanket sort.
Jonas Salk – Polio Vaccine 1955ish
yes dr salk of course
The tefillin sweater
and yes I’m joking
(From a friend.) The Eruv. No other religion has ever discovered a way to carry on Shabbos.
I’ll Second the Salk Polio Vaccine
The Chanuka set. How did our grandparents manage without the timer?
“The Chanuka set. How did our grandparents manage without the timer?”
They didnt have to run out to a party every night the second the thirty minutes are over.
Also, the Atom Bomb – for when you absolutely need to either win an armed conflict or committ a war crime..accept no substitutes
Abraham Levis: Hot dog bun
Which Jew made the atom bomb, are you refering to Niels Bohr?
@Ruff Ruff I might have sacrified some historical accuracy for a really cutting remark..lots of the scientists that worked on the manhattan project were jews including Isidor Issac Rabi
Disposable plastic tablecloths?
levis jeans-levi strauss
facebook mark zuckerberg
Robert Adler – TV Remote
Jonas Salk gets my vote, too.
Artscroll – English Seforim.
The light bulb – Joseph Swan
Drs. Sabin and Salk. also, Dr. Hilerman, Dr. Koproswski and all the others who tried. – I’m not sure they were Jewish.
So much suffering was averted by this one discovery, so much anxiety and fear prevented. Just imagine the pain of parents not able to go to their own child’s funeral due to quarantine.
A very cruel disease indeed, and today it is gone in most of the world due to the efforts of these people and others.
toilet plunger- chatzkal shpiritsky
The Right to Privacy, from the opinion of the United States Supreme Court in the case of Griswold v. Connecticut written by Justice Arthur Goldberg.
Y.W. Editor – Yeshiva World!
Abe Cohen: satin basketball shorts.
Another Abe Cohen: Duane Reade drug stores.
Internet chat(the first user friendly, commercially available product that is) was developed by an Israeli company named Mirabelis and the product was called ICQ. They were bought by AOL in the late 90s, who then renamed the product.
The Kindle was developed in Israel as was much of the current technology used in cell phones.
Actually, I just heard that a device was invented in E”Y to enable a paraplegic to “walk” for short periods of time. That’s high up there.
I guess there is some value in this. Because as the world goes crazy we can look at the dots on each other’s foreheads, and at least know that we are a people who strive to help and improve life for others.
YES, I have seen that! It is mamash an AMAZING piece of technology. I saw a man who was in a wheel chair for TWENTY years, use this device to walk, and even go up stairs!
Boruch sheh-Chalak m’Chochmoso l’Yerei-av.
MDP – EZ Pass was invented by a YId????????
Mayne they should have called it Ezzie Pass.
chinese take out!
I always wondered…
In China, do the people often say “Let’s go out for some Jewish”?
Oomis- I don’t know specifically who invented EZ Pass but when I had my Touro orientation they brought up a number of times that the EZ Pass creator was a frum woman Touro graduate.
AinOhdMilvado, I once heard an MC say that in China they call them Jewish Auctions.