From The JTA:
The oldest American is now a 113-year-old Jewish woman named Goldie.
After the death of 116-year-old Susannah Mushatt-Jones Friday, the New York Daily News reported that Goldie Michelson of Worcester, Massachusetts, became the oldest living American.
Since the death of another Goldie, 114-year-old Goldie Steinberg last year, Michelson has likely been the oldest Jew in the world too. The world’s oldest Jewish man, 112-year-old Yisrael Kristal, recently became the world’s oldest man. Kristal, a Holocaust survivor who was born in Poland in 1903, lives in Israel.
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