Itzhak Bentov

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Itzhak Bentov was born in Humenné Czechoslovakia back in 1923, his parents were killed in Nazi Concentration camps.  He escaped to British Palestine.  He joined the Israeli Science Corps one month before Israel declared statehood in 1948.  He designed Israel’s first rocket for the War of Independence. 

He moved to the United States in 1954, settling in Massachusetts becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1962.  In 1979, he was killed as a passenger aboard American Airlines Flight 191 that crashed at O’Hare International Airport in Chicago. 

What you may not know about Itzhak is that he was also an inventor.  He invented the steerable cardiac catheter, helping pioneer the biomedical engineering industry.  He was an early exponent of what has come to be referred to as consciousness studies, authorizing several books on the subject.  Trouble is I could not find anything on him about his education, pity.

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Comments (16)

Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray 

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Nov 04, 2020 03:28 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

Good morning James,

A great invention for improving the way of life for many.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Nov 04, 2020 04:06 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Nov 04, 2020 04:10 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, James... another wonderful "mind" that passed way too early. Just imagine how much more this man could have given the world had he lived.

Nov 04, 2020 04:15 AM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

He would likely be proud of all the rockets that SpaceX is sending up into space these days.

Nov 04, 2020 04:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - while some of his personal history may have been unknown, Mr Bentov overcame some incredible issues before his tragic death.  

Nov 04, 2020 04:34 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Itzhak overcame great odds to make a huge contribution. Enjoy your day!

Nov 04, 2020 04:44 AM
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Good morning James, well his study was something that most would have ever thought of.

Nov 04, 2020 04:44 AM
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Selling the Main Line & Chester County

Obviously a very talented man regardless of his education. and with wide ranging interests as well.

Nov 04, 2020 05:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

As a man with three stints in me I'd say that Itzhak is one of many men that have saved my life through medicine James Dray .

Nov 04, 2020 05:33 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James Dray - he made a very important invention.  It is sad that his life ended that way.

Nov 04, 2020 05:52 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


So happy that Barbara Todaro found his photo.  He was a very handsome and smart man.  What great medical contributions he made!  A

Nov 04, 2020 06:07 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James. Thank you once again for sharing a story I had never heard before.

Nov 04, 2020 06:49 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi James- wherever he received his education, he put it to good use. 

Nov 04, 2020 09:52 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James:

He certainly made some valuable contributions. You have to wonder what else he might have accomplished if not for his early death!


Nov 04, 2020 10:20 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Another brilliant immigrant who came to the U.S. and shared his talents.

Feb 18, 2021 05:10 PM