Kerry the Cohen?

It seems that John Kerry might have been eligible for that ever-tantalizing first aliyah in the Torah service had things turned out a little differently. Seems that his paternal grandparents were (at one point(?)) not only Jews, but Jews with yichus.

Evidently Kerry’s grandfather was born Fritz Kohn, but, living in anti-Semitic Austria at the turn of the century, converted to Catholicism and changed his name to Fredrick Kerry. As the story goes, he married Ida Lowe, a Jewess (don’t you love that term?) descended from the Maharal of Prague. She also converted and they raised their children Catholic.

The full story’s got a bit of a tragic twist, actually. You can read it here.

What, if anything, does this mean? Maybe not much, but if feeling the blood-bond prompts any of those bubbies down in Florida to vote Democrat, I, for one, don’t mind if he plays the Jew card ’till he plotzes.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

The reCAPTCHA verification period has expired. Please reload the page.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.