Was Benny Goodman Jewish?

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Benny Goodman

Well, to make a long story short, Benny Goodman was Jewish!

Since Benny Goodman's mother was Jewish, and in Judaism one's religion is based on one's mother's religion, then that makes him also Jewish. His father was Jewish too.

Benny Goodman (who's full birth name was Benjamin David Goodman) was born on May 30, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois.

He was an American jazz and swing musician, clarinetist and bandleader, known as the "King of Swing".

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