Johnson Outed As… “Jew-hyphen-ish”

Written by Rachel Cohen. Posted in Showbiz

Johnson Outed As… “Jew-hyphen-ish”

Published on November 03, 2006 with No Comments

Boris JohnsonBoris Johnson best known for mixing a career around being the editor of The Spectator, newspaper columnist, TV presenter and politician has finally been outed -  as someone with Jewish origins.

The British MP for Henley, who was born in New York, counts on his Jewish background a Rabbi Mordecai Eliasberg, the Jewish Chronicle reported.

Other ancestors include a great-great-grandfather from Moscow who was a silk merchant.

But after a few generations, the Jewish links disappeared following a number of marriages to non-Jews.

When told of his kosher ancestry, Johnson said: “Although I am not Jewish, I am Jew-hyphen-ish.”

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