Well, since I am a proud member of the pariah people, take a gander at this:

Since, according to Jewish law, anyone born to a Jewish mother is Jewish, Geraldo Rivera is Jewish.
As were, among others: Fiorella Laguardia and Cary Grant, as explained below.

2. Fiorella Laguardia’s mother’s name was Jacobson. His father was not Jewish. Laguardia spoke seven languages – including Hebrew and Yiddish -fluently.
3. Cary Grant’s mother, Elsie, was Jewish. His father, Elias Leach, was not. Grant’s original name was Archibald Alexander Leach. (Robin Leach is his first cousin).
4 Peter Sellers’ mother, Margaret Marks, was Jewish. His father, Bill Sellers, was Protestant. Peter’s real name is Richard Henry Sellers.
5. David Bowie’s mother is Jewish, his father is not. One of Bowie’s album covers discusses his Jewish ancestry. His real name: David Stenton Haywood-Jones.
6. Robert DeNiro’s mother is Jewish; his father is not.
7. Shari Belafonte’s mother is Jewish. Her father, Harry, has a Jewish grandfather.
8. Olivia Newton-John’s Jewish grandfather was a Nobel Prize winning physicist.
9. Harrison Ford’s mother is Russian-Jewish, his father is Irish-Catholic.
10Fact: The first ! theatre to be used solely for the showing of motion pictures was built by a Jew (Adolf Zukor).Fact: The first full-length sound picture, The Jazz Singer was produced by the Jewish Samuel L. Goldwyn &Louis B. Mayer (MGM).Fact:
11 A Jew (Dr. Abraham Waksman) coined the term antibiotics.
12Fact: A Polish Jew (Casimir Funk) who pioneered a new field of medical research gave us a word now common in our language – vitamins.
13Fact: The first successful operation for appendicitis was performed by a Jewish surgeon (Dr. Simon Baruch)
14Fact: The doctor (Dr. Abraham Jacobi) hailed as America’s father of pediatrics was a Jew.
15Fact: Until a Jewish doctor (Dr. Siccary) showed differently, Americans believed the tomato was poisonous.
16Fact: Jewish Levi “Levi’s” Strauss (inventor of jeans) is the largest clothing retailer in the world.
17Fact: In 1909, four Jews were among the 60 multi-cultural signers of the call to the National Action, which resulted in the creation of the NAACP.Fact: A Jew (Emile Berliner) is the man who developed the modern-day phonograph.
18While Thomas Edison was working out a type of phonograph that used a cylinder as a record, 19Berliner invented a machine that would play a disc. The machine he patented was called the gramophone, and the famous RCA trademark is a picture of a dog listening to “his master’s voice” on Berliner’s device. The gramaphone was superior to Edison’s machine. In short, Emile Berliner made possible the modern record industry. His company was eventually absorbed by the Victor Talking Machine Company, now known as RCA.Fact: Jewish Louis B. Mayer (MGM) created the idea for the Oscar.

20ct: European Jews are the founding fathers of all the Hollywood Studios.
21act: Jews comprise a mere 1/4 of 1% (13 million) of the world’s population (6.5 billion).
22act: 99.75% of the world is non Jewish.Fact: Three of great! est &most influential thinkers dominating the 20th century were Jewish – Einstein, Freud, Marx.
23act: The most popular selling Christmas song (“White Christmas”) was written by a Jew (Irving Berlin).Fact: Of the 660 Nobel prizes from 1901-1990, 160 have been won by Jews. In the end, Jews win more Nobel prizes than any other ethnicity. They win 40 times more than should be expected of them, based upon their small population numbers.Fact: A Jew (Dr. Jonas Salk) is the creator of the first Polio Vaccine.
24Fact: Jews (Hayam Solomon &Isaac Moses) are responsible for creating the first modern-banking institutions.Fact: Jews also created the first department stores of the 19th century: The Altmans, Gimbels, Kaufmanns, Lazaruses, Magnins, Mays, Strausses became leaders of major department stores. Julius Rosenwald revolutionized the way Americans purchased goods by improving Sears Roebuck’s mail order merchandising. Hart, Schaffner, Marx, Kuppenheimer and Levi Strauss became household names in mens’ clothing. (Let’s not forget EJ Korvets – Eight Jewish Korean (war) Veterans.)
25Fact: Jewish Marc Chagall (born Segal, Russia) and Hermann Kosak (born in Vienna, Austria) are one of the great 20th century painters.
26Fact: English-Jewish financiers such as Isaac Goldsmid, Nathan Rothschild, David Salomons, and Moses Montefiore, whose f! ortunes helped England become an empire.
27Fact: In 1918, Detroit, a Jew (Max Goldberg) opened the “first” commercial parking lot.
28Fact: In 1910, a Jew (Louis Blaustein) and his son opened the first “gas station,” eventually founding AMOCO OIL. One of the richest oil families in the world.
29Fact: A Jew (Dr. Albert Sabin) developed the first “oral polio vaccine.
30″Fact: A Jew (Steven Spielberg) is the most successful filmmaker since the advent of film.
31Fact: A Jewish poet’s (Emma Lazarus) famous poem, .”give! me your tired …your poor… your huddled masses,” appears as the inscription on the Statue Of Liberty.
32Fact: Jewish Harry Houdini (Weiss) is the father of Magic/Illusion.
33Fact: Dr. Sigmund Freud (Jew) is the father of psychiatry.
34Fact: Jewish Abraham is the father of the world’s 3 major religions: Judaism, Christianity &Islam (ancestors of the Hebrew &Arabic peoples). Jesus (formerly known as “sweet Jewish Jesus”) is still worshipped by billions.
35Fact: Jews are the oldest of any people on earth still around with their national identity and cultural heritage intact.
36Fact: George &Ira Gershwin &Irving Berlin (Jews) are three of the most prolific composers of the 20th century
37Fact: Isadore &Nathan Straus (Jews) – “Abraham &Straus,” eventually became sole owners of Macy’s (world’s largest department store) in 1896.
38Fact: Dr. Paul “magic bullet” Ehrlich (Jew) – physician, was awared the Nobel Prize in 1908 for curing syphilis.
39Fact: Armand Hammer (Jew) – “Arm &Hammer,” physician &businessman who originated the largest trade between U.S. and Russia.Fact: Louis Santanel (Jew) was the financier who provided the funds for Columbus’ voyage to America.
40Fact: Sherry Lansing (Jew) of Paramount Pictures, became the first woman president of a major Hollywood studio.Fact: Flo Zigfield (Jew) of “Zigfield Follies,” is the creator of American burlesque.

So, how many Muslim Nobel Prize winners can you count? Oh, that’s right, Yasser Arafat. Something to be proud of.

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  1. Scott Sherris Says:

    Hi, I received a bizarre bit of antisemitic email today from family that was disguised as a Jewish pride piece. After doing some research, I learned how insidious it really was. After doing a search on the internet, I found it reproduced on your blog.

    The email I got talks in part about the number of famous people that we never knew were Jewish. It included Franklin Roosevelt, Dwight Eisenhower, Josef Stalin, and Winston Churchill. These falsehoods have been promoted through anti-semitic sources to “prove” there was a Jewish cabal orchestrating World War Two against the poor, innocent Germans. Through this email, reposted by dozens of proud Jews, they can now point to our websites as “proof” of their made up facts.

    Roosevelt’s great-great-great-great-great grandfather *was* named Claes Rosenwelt. But while names with “Rosen” are commonly Jewish today, there’s no indication that he was Jewish. His last name means “Rose field”. While it is entirely possible that Claes was Jewish, there are virtually no records about his life. FDR used to joke that Claes was probably a horse thief, since his family knew nothing of his past life.

    FDR’s mother, Sara (not the more Jewish spelling Sarah) was not Jewish or Sephardic. She came from a long line of French Huguenots. Her ancestry is traced through Phillipe de Lannoy who arived in the Americas in 1621 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delano_family)

    Eisenhower’s parents were Pennsylvania Dutch. They had biblical names (his father was David Jacob, his grandfather Jacob, his grandmother Rachel), typical of the Amish residents of Lancaster, PA where he was born. There is nothing in his history to indicate any kind of Jewish background, other than his name. See his ancestry here: http://www.eisenhower.archives.gov/idadavid.htm
    Again, it’s possible that some Eisenhauer 500 years ago was Jewish, but certainly not his father.

    The idea that Stalin was Jewish is the worst. His birth name, Dzugashvili, despite the way it sounds, is unrelatred to the word “Jew” and does not mean “Son of a Jew” in Russian. Is is derived from the Georgian town name of Jugaani, where his family is from. His grandparents were known to be Orthodox Christian. (The surname ending “-vich” means son of, by the way)

    Little is known of his first wife, Ekaterina Svanidze. However, her brother did marry a Jewish opera singer.

    If you do a Google search on any of these people (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=eisenhower+Jewish), (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=Roosevelt+Jewish), (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=Stalin+Jewish), you will find, almost exclusively, vicious anti-semitic websites.

    We love to be proud of people who are Jewish, but the idea that these three were Jewish was cooked up to “prove” that a Jewish cabal ruled the world. How delicious for them if Jewish president Roosevelt sent Jewish general Eisenhower to fight along with Jewish dictator Stalin against the poor, misunderstood Germans?

    Also, please note that Winston Churchill’s mother was NOT Jewish. Her name was, indeed, Jennie Jerome. The Jerome family (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonard_Jerome) was descended from French Huguenots. Her ancestor was Timothy Jerome, a member of the Protestant Reformed Church of France – the Calvinists)

    I urge you to please take down the portion of your website that mentions any of the above. The email I refer to may have also mentioned Geraldo Rivera, Fiorello Laguardia, Cary Grant, Peter Sellers, or David Bowie. Some of these people legitimately had Jewish ancestry (Geraldo, Laguardia, Sellers), but the facts are incorrect.
    * Geraldo’s father was Allen Rivera, not Cruz. But his mother was Jewish.
    * Cary Grant’s mother, Elsie was not Jewish. There is (was?) a rumor that his *real* mother, a seamstress in a factory in which his father worked was Jewish. It’s unlikely that Elsie is not his real mother, and in any event, he was raised Christian. (http://www.adherents.com/people/pg/Cary_Grant.html)
    * Peter Sellers’ mother was Agnes (Peg), not Margaret Marks. But she was Jewish.
    * David Bowie’s mother was not Jewish, but possibly had Jewish ancestry

    Thank you for your attention to this very important matter. Please feel free to contact me at scottsherris@gmail.com with any questions.

    Scott Sherris

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