Ted Kennedy, brother to President John F. Kennedy and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts for nearly 50 years. His career began in 1962 and he was re-elected a total of seven times. Firmly liberal in his beliefs, he was a well-known and influential Senator who had a strong impact on American politics.
The German rabbi, scholar, and religious poet Gershom ben Judah (ca. 950-1028) exerted a great influence on Jewish social institutions. He is also known as Rabbenu Gershom and Meor Ha-Golah, "Light of the Exile."