Jewish Firsts and Sportsmanship/Derekh Eretz v’Khavod
Louis Brandeis (1856–1941).
Brandeis was the first Jewish U.S. Supreme Court Justice/see Chapter 24.
Maimonides (1135–1204) on 1 Shekel 1986 Banknote from Israel.
Maimonides was the first to write a systematically indexed code of Jewish law ( [still used today] known as the Mishneh Torah/Yad HaChazaka –
see Chapter 13).
Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook (1865–1935) served as the first Chief Ashkenazic Rabbi of pre-State Israel/see Chapter 14.
Sandy Koufax – the first Jewish MLB pitcher to pitch four no-hitters and to be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame/see Chapters 27 & 28. Photo courtesy of National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, New York.
Anne Frank – the first person (who perished in the Holocaust) whose
diary was published in over 60 countries (and in 70 languages)/
see Chapter 3.
Rebecca Yoshor – Yeshiva University’s first female athlete to be named
an Academic All-America.
Photo courtesy of Yeshiva University.