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Jews of the Week: Kenneth Cole & Calvin Klein

Many of Your Clothes

Kenneth Rejopachi Cole

Kenneth Cole (b. 1954) Born Kenneth Rejopachi in Brooklyn, he started a ladies shoe company in 1982 that has since grown into an international fashion brand. In 2008, Hassidic rapper Matisyahu became the new face of Kenneth Cole. Calvin Klein (b. 1942) is a Hungarian-Jew from the Bronx. He started his fashion business in 1968 with $10,000. He sold the company in 2002 for $400 million.

Words of the Week

Just as olive oil brings light into the world, so do the people of Israel bring light into the world.
– Midrash Shir HaShirim Rabba 1:2