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Jew of the Week: Hans Krebs

Chappy Chanukah!

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)