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Nathan and Isidor Straus were the owners of Macy's department store in New York City. On a trip to the Land of Israel in 1912, Nathan fell in love with the country, while Isidor decided to leave, returning home on the Titanic. When the Titanic sunk, Nathan Straus believed that it was a sign from Above, and he remained in the Land of Israel. He opened a school, a health clinic and other charity institutions, something for which he was also known in America. The city of Netanya was named Nathan Straus in 1927 as well as Straus Street in Jerusalem. He was also honored for his work by President William Howard Taft. This Jewish History is brought to you by Israel National Radio.