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One of the most frequently heard anti-Semitic maxims of is that Jews control the media, and in particular, Hollywood.

Well, it’s not altogether untrue. Jews did create Hollywood. Carl Laemmle—who fled the poverty of a small village in Germany—started Universal Pictures. Paramount Pictures was founded by Adolph Zucker, a Hungarian Jew who was orphaned as a small child and came to America lonely and rejected. William Fox—another Hungarian Jew who, as a poor immigrant, sold soda and sandwiches and worked as a chimneysweeper—founded Fox Film Corporation. Louis B. Mayer—who fled his Russian father’s junkyard business—built Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Jack Warner—an ambitious immigrant from Poland whose handwriting I have analyzed—is one of the brains behind Warner Brothers. Jews also launched the independent studio system.

Many important figures in Hollywood are still Jewish, although as Ben Stein points out there are a lot more gentiles in positions of power now. Steven Spielberg and Woody Allen, among the most well-known and respected trend setting directors in the world, are Jewish. So are Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler, among the most influential women in entertainment. Well-known actors of Jewish background include Adam Sandler and Michael Douglas.

Jews have also been trendsetters in science and economics. This is reflected in the extremely high percentage of Jews awarded Nobel Prizes in these areas.

What explains the success of outstanding entertainers and scientists who share this similar cultural background--that they or their Jewish families migrated to the West from Eastern Europe around the same time, in the period 1850-1930? To gain deeper insight into their psyches, I have analyzed the handwriting of many of these celebrities as well as other famous people of Jewish descent who have made outstanding contributions to the arts, sciences, philosophy, politics, business, and sports. When writing, people unwittingly disclose their past, their personality and their attitudes about life. We all possess strengths and weaknesses, which carve their influence into our subconscious and essentially control our behavior--and they are revealed in our handwriting!


For example, consider the signatures of Albert Einstein and Steven Spielberg. einsteinapielberg

Their names both contain a “t” and a final “n”. Einstein’s “t” indicates a simple, unpretentious person. The floating cross bar on the “t”suggests a person with spiritual depth. Spielberg’s “t” is looped, a sign of a high sensitivity to interpersonal issues as well as a high degree of creativity. Both of these very different brilliant people have a name ending with the letter “n”. The way the end stroke of Spielberg’s “n” descends implies a very stubborn mind, reflecting the tenacity needed to bring movies to completion. In contrast, Einstein spread his final “n”, reflecting an eye for detail and an inclusive way of thinking. His thick, heavy signature means that he bore down heavily while writing, suggesting a sensual, tactile person. In fact, based on a comparison of their handwritings I conclude that Einstein was more sensual than Freud, who is also analyzed in my book.

To the expert there is much more to crossing a “t”, dotting an “i” or looping an “l” than most people realize. My book describes the background and major achievements of outstanding men and women who have helped shape the society in which we live, and juxtaposes that to a wealth of brief, innovative, revealing insights derived from analysis of their handwriting.

This article is adapted from THE GENIUS OF JEWISH CELEBRITIES: What Their Handwriting Reveals by Dr. Robert Yaronne, a San Diego-based psychologist and graphologist.

THE GENIUS OF JEWISH CELEBRITIES: What Their Handwriting Reveals by Dr. Robert Yaronne, (High Publishing/ISBN: 978-0-9769452-0-8/$19.99). Available wherever books are sold. For more information about the book and the author please visit: www.

Dr. Robby has been teaching clinical psychology since 1979 at colleges and universities throughout the world, including Bar Ilan University in Tel Aviv. As a graphologist he works with corporations in the area of executive screening, analyzing handwriting in the process of executive selection. He is also an expert in jury selection, using handwriting samples to predict thinking and decision-making