Ayn Rand featured in the Museum of the Jewish People

The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, Israel, features Ayn Rand on its online “Who is Who in the Jewish World?

The web page honors “[a] gallery of famous Jewish personalities, who have left a significant imprint on history” and provides information on “personalities chosen from various fields of historical, cultural, religious, political and scientific life.”

Each week, a person is featured as “Personality of the Week.” Ayn Rand was featured with a fair and accurate entry on her life and achievements:

Ayn Rand (Alissa Rosenbaum)
(1905 – 1982) writer and philosopher

Born in Russia, she studied at the University of Petrograd graduating in 1924. She immigrated to the United States two years later and became a screenwriter in Hollywood. During the late 1930s, she began developing her philosophy of Objectivism, a worldview proclaiming support for each individual’s talent and effort that according to her opinion finds his or her best expression solely within a pure Capitalist framework. Rand argued in favor of her viewpoint in a number of novels, among them “The Fountainhead”, published in 1943, and “Atlas Shrugged” released in 1957. She further elaborated her views in a number of non-fiction works as well as in two journals under her editorship: “The Objectivist” (1962-1971) and “The Ayn Rand Letter” (1971-1976).