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Jewish Nobel Prize Laureates

Nobel Prize subject

The lists of Nobel Prize winners here include only Jews by the strict definition of Halacha (interpretation of the laws of the Hebrew Scriptures). This requires being born to a Jewish mother or formal conversion to Judaism. The identification of being Jewish is similar to nationality and is independent of personal beliefs. See explanations on the question of "Who is a Jew?"

The resources used for identification include the autobiographies of the laureates, Encyclopedia Judaica, historical documents, and personal correspondence with some of the laureates themselves.

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