Wednesday, November 1


There's been an interesting crop of stories about Jews in politics this election season, from candidates who deny/don't know their own Jewish background, to the guy in Texas running as the, "Good Ol' Texas Jew Boy," but this month's issue of Heeb offered what I found to be one of the more interesting historical bits:

Fiorello LaGuardia, often called the father of NYC (which makes Gulliani the creepy uncle, I guess), was once accused of being Anti-Semetic, during a campaign. LaGuardia, who's mother was Jewish, responded by challenging the critic to debate, in Yiddish... which was never accepeted.

Today's politicos could learn a thing or four from such a man!

1 comment:

Marz said...

Wow, a debate in Yiddish, that would have been amazing.