Well, to make a long story short, Leonard Bernstein was Jewish!
Since Leonard Bernstein'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.
Leonard Bernstein (who's full birth name was Louis Bernstein) was born on August 25, 1918 in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
His fame derived from his long tenure as the music director of the New York Philharmonic, from his conducting of concerts with most of the world's leading orchestras, and from his music for West Side Story, as well as Candide, Wonderful Town, On the Town and his own Mass.
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