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Old 10-27-04, 10:20 AM
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John Kerry is Jewish?

Let me preface this by saying if it becomes some sort of racist/anit-Jew thread I'll close/delete it at my discretion (or just delete your post if the general discussion is going along smoothly ).

Personally I don't care either way, but I heard this this morning and was curious what the truth is. The story is his grandparents supposedly immigrated to the Boston area, changed their name/religion and adopted the Irish/Catholic persona. I was just curious if this was some sort of conspiracy theory/slur or if there was any truth to it. Anyone know either way?
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Old 10-27-04, 10:23 AM
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i think i had read something similar.

There was a link a while back that had a bio of Kerry and his family. It described it.

He's at most 1/4 or an 1/8 Jewish anyway, and that's only by blood, so it barely counts.

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Kerry's paternal grandfather was a Czech Jew who immigrated to the United States and changed his name to Kerry from Kohn to escape violent anti-Semitism. Kerry's Jewish roots were discovered last year by the Boston Globe, but he hasn't mentioned it during his Florida stops. Instead, he talks about his visits to Israel and his pro-Israeli voting record.
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http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satelli...=1098158754861
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I thought that Jewish blood ran preferentially through mothers than fathers (ie if your mother is Jewish then her sons/daughters are Jews, but if the father is Jewish and the mother is Gentile the sons/daughters aren't "true" Jews). Although my protestant ass is pretty far removed from either.
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Re: John Kerry is Jewish?

Originally posted by nemein
I was just curious if this was some sort of conspiracy theory/slur or if there was any truth to it. Anyone know either way?

You want him to drop trou to prove it to you?
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If you go back far enough, we're all Jewish. Sorta.
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Kerry is Jewish.
Teresa is African.
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