Hailing from Brooklyn, Adam Sandler (b. 1966) started his acting career on the Cosby Show in the 1980s, but made a real name for himself on Saturday Night Live, alongside Mike Myers and David Space. After starring in some of the most successful comedies in recent history, Sandler created Happy Madison Productions in 1999. The first movie he released under this label was the classic Deuce Bigalow (with proud half-Jew Rob Schneider, who recently said he’d never work with Mel Gibson, even if offered the lead role in Passion of the Christ 2). Sandler has produced and starred in some of the highest-grossing comedies of all time (both Big Daddy and The Waterboy are in the Top 20!) His favourite holiday is, not surprisingly, Chanukah.
Humour uplifts the mind from a state of constricted consciousness to a state of expanded consciousness. – Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov
Sir Hans Krebs (1900-1981) The discoverer of the citric acid cycle, now infamously known as the Krebs Cycle, for which he won the Nobel Prize in 1953 (shared with Fritz Lipmann – a fellow Jew). Served in the German army until 1933, when he fled to England for the crime of being a Jew. For his awesomeness, he was knighted by the Queen in 1958 (that’s right, there are Jewish Knights). His son is currently a member of the House of Lords in the U.K. (equivalent to our Senate).
Words of the Week
Every spiritual malady has a cure, except for pride. – Rabbi Israel Baal Shem Tov (1698-1760)