Best Modern invention/discovery by a Jew??
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January 4, 2011 6:28 pm at 6:28 pm #593945
Lazlo Biro The Ballpoint Pen, 1938January 4, 2011 6:50 pm at 6:50 pm #725696CedarhurstMember
The New World – ColumbusJanuary 4, 2011 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #725697tzippiMember
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.January 4, 2011 7:00 pm at 7:00 pm #725698gavra_at_workParticipant
Jonas Salk – Polio Vaccine 1955ishJanuary 4, 2011 7:02 pm at 7:02 pm #725699YW Moderator-80Member
yes dr salk of courseJanuary 4, 2011 7:09 pm at 7:09 pm #725700iyhbyuMember
The tefillin sweater
and yes I’m jokingJanuary 4, 2011 7:37 pm at 7:37 pm #725701Pashuteh YidMember
(From a friend.) The Eruv. No other religion has ever discovered a way to carry on Shabbos.January 4, 2011 7:39 pm at 7:39 pm #725702ZachKessinMember
I’ll Second the Salk Polio VaccineJanuary 4, 2011 7:43 pm at 7:43 pm #725703RuffRuffMember
The Chanuka set. How did our grandparents manage without the timer?January 4, 2011 8:13 pm at 8:13 pm #725704deiyezoogerMember
“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.January 4, 2011 9:06 pm at 9:06 pm #725705cleverjewishpunMember
Also, the Atom Bomb – for when you absolutely need to either win an armed conflict or committ a war crime..accept no substitutesJanuary 4, 2011 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm #725706MDGParticipant
Abraham Levis: Hot dog bunJanuary 4, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm #725707RuffRuffMember
Which Jew made the atom bomb, are you refering to Niels Bohr?January 4, 2011 11:50 pm at 11:50 pm #725708cleverjewishpunMember
@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 RabiJanuary 5, 2011 12:06 am at 12:06 am #725709bein_hasdorimParticipant
Disposable plastic tablecloths?January 5, 2011 12:59 am at 12:59 am #725710
levis jeans-levi straussJanuary 5, 2011 1:40 am at 1:40 am #725711bpmumParticipant
facebook mark zuckerbergJanuary 5, 2011 2:15 am at 2:15 am #725712bezalelParticipant
Robert Adler – TV RemoteJanuary 5, 2011 2:31 am at 2:31 am #725713
Jonas Salk gets my vote, too.January 5, 2011 2:45 am at 2:45 am #725714Trying my bestMember
Artscroll – English Seforim.January 5, 2011 2:45 am at 2:45 am #725715a nony musParticipant
The light bulb – Joseph SwanJanuary 5, 2011 3:17 am at 3:17 am #725716ronrsrMember
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.January 5, 2011 4:33 am at 4:33 am #725717chayav inish livisumayParticipant
toilet plunger- chatzkal shpiritskyJanuary 5, 2011 5:43 am at 5:43 am #725718HomeownerMember
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.January 5, 2011 6:02 am at 6:02 am #725719☕ DaasYochid ☕Participant
Y.W. Editor – Yeshiva World!January 5, 2011 3:17 pm at 3:17 pm #725720nfgo3Member
Abe Cohen: satin basketball shorts.
Another Abe Cohen: Duane Reade drug stores.January 5, 2011 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #725721apushatayidParticipant
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.January 6, 2011 1:28 am at 1:28 am #725722
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.January 6, 2011 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #725723tzippiMember
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.January 6, 2011 3:18 pm at 3:18 pm #725724mewhoParticipant
electricity….duh!!!!January 6, 2011 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #725725AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
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!January 6, 2011 5:13 pm at 5:13 pm #725726mdpaMember
EZ PassJanuary 6, 2011 5:19 pm at 5:19 pm #725727
Boruch sheh-Chalak m’Chochmoso l’Yerei-av.
MDP – EZ Pass was invented by a YId????????
Mayne they should have called it Ezzie Pass.January 6, 2011 5:30 pm at 5:30 pm #7257281dayatatimeParticipant
CHOLENTJanuary 6, 2011 5:38 pm at 5:38 pm #725729
bagelJanuary 6, 2011 6:00 pm at 6:00 pm #725730apushatayidParticipant
JewBerry.January 6, 2011 6:33 pm at 6:33 pm #725731BowwowParticipant
chinese take out!January 6, 2011 7:07 pm at 7:07 pm #725732AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
I always wondered…
In China, do the people often say “Let’s go out for some Jewish”?January 6, 2011 7:51 pm at 7:51 pm #725733mdpaMember
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.January 9, 2011 12:54 am at 12:54 am #725735Pashuteh YidMember
AinOhdMilvado, I once heard an MC say that in China they call them Jewish Auctions.
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