Well, to make a long story short, Bernard Malamud was Jewish!
Since Bernard Malamud's mother was Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father was Jewish too.
Bernard Malamud was born on April 26, 1914 in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Bernard Malamud passed away on March 18, 1986 (aged 71).
His baseball novel, The Natural, was adapted into a 1984 film starring Robert Redford. His 1966 novel The Fixer, about antisemitism in Tsarist Russia, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.
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