Creativity and the Jews

Fact Papers on the Technological and Artistic Contributions of the Jews to the Evolution of Civilization

© 1991-2002 Samuel Kurinsky, all rights reserved (except where noted)

1 The Automobile
2 The Telephone
3 The Silk Route; A Judaic Odyssey
4-I Iron Working; A Judaic Tradition - The Biblical Period
5 Juan Robles and the Inquisition
6-I Glassmaking; A Judaic Tradition -The Biblical Period
6-II Glassmaking; A Judaic Tradition - The Common Era
6-III Glassmaking; A Judaic Tradition - Flint Glass and the Jews of Genoa
6-IV Glassmaking; A Judaic Tradition - The Art Arrives in England
6-V Glassmaking; A Judaic Tradition - England Attains an Industry
7 Photography and the Jews © 1997 George Gilbert, all rights reserved
8 Jews and Music
9 Jews and Navigation
10 Egypt and the Semites; Part I: The Pre-Dynastic Period
10-II Egypt and the Semites; Part II: The Second Intermediate Period
10-III Egypt and the Semites; Part III: The New Kingdom; From Progress to Predation
11 Jews and Medicine
12 Artisanship, and Literacy; the Salvation of the Jews
13-I Craftsmanship and the Jew; The Archaic Period
13-II Craftsmanship and the Jew; The Biblical Period
13-III Craftsmanship and the Jew; The Roman Period
14 Nomadic Jews? Never!
15 Silkmaking and the Jews
16 The Babylonian Origin of Greek Science
17-I Gold and Silver Smithing; a Judaic Tradition. Part I — the Near-East and the Mediterranean
17-II Gold and Silver Smithing; a Judaic Tradition. Part II — Europe and America
18 Jews and Carpets © 1998 Anton Felton, all rights reserved
19-I Jews in Africa; The Berbers
19-II Jews in Africa; Black Africa
19-III Jews in Africa; Elephantine Island (Yeb)
19-IV Jews in Africa; North Africa
20-I Ornament and the Jews; Beads © 1999 Lois Rose Rose, all rights reserved
21 Dyemaking; A Judaic Tradition
22 Jews as Slave Liberators
23 The Jews and the Khazars
24 The Jews of Casale Montferrato
25 The Glassmakers of Altare
26 Jews, Arabs and Eretz Israel; An Historical Perspective
27-I Emile Berliner; An Unheralded Genius, the Early Years
27-II Emile Berliner; An Unheralded Genius, the Later Years
28 The Jews of Aquileia; A Judaic Community Lost to History
29-I The Judaic Origin of Venetian Glass; Part I; The Formative Period
29-II The Judaic Origin of Venetian Glass; Part II; An Industry Created by "Foreigners"
30 Gomez House; The Oldest Jewish Residence in the USA
31 Iraq; A Three Thousand Year Old Judaic Homeland
32-I Siegfried Marcus; An Uncredited Inventive Genius
32-II Siegfried Marcus; The Automobile and the Internal Combustion Engine
33 The Odyssey of a Jewish Glassmaker
34 The Jews of Brescia; Iron and the Star of David
35 Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Humanist, Scientist, Jew (?)
36 Jewish Women Through the Ages
37 The Jews of St. Eustatius; Rescuers of the American Revolution
38-I Jewish History from the Archives of Florence and Cremona; Part 1: The Medici Archives
38-II Jewish History from the Archives of Florence and Cremona; Part 2: Cremona
39-I The Birth of the Israelite Nation; Part 1: Settlement in Canaan
39-II

The Birth of the Israelite Nation; Part 2: Israelites, Hebrews, and the Huabiru

40 Islam, the Koran, and the Jews
41 The da Costas; a Remarkable Sephardic Family
42-I Jewish Traders of the Diaspora; Part I: The Persian Period
43 The Arabs and the Jews, Part I: The Pre-Islamic Period
44-I Jewish Nobel Prize Winners; Part I: Chemistry
44-II Jewish Nobel Prize Winners; Part II: Physics
44-IIIA Jewish Nobel Prize Winners; Part IIIA: Biomedical Sciences, 1908-1965
44-IIIB Jewish Nobel Prize Winners; Part IIIB: Biomedical Sciences, 1965-2000
45 Abe Silverstein, The Man Who Put Men on the Moon