Was Bobby Fischer Jewish?

Bobby Fischer

Well, to make a long story short, Bobby Fischer was Jewish!

Since Bobby Fischer'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.

Bobby Fischer (whose full birth name was Robert James Fischer) was born on March 9, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois. Bobby Fischer passed away on January 17, 2008 (aged 64).

Fischer's mother was a US citizen, born in Switzerland; her parents were Polish Jews.

Fischer is known for being a chess grandmaster and the eleventh World Chess Champion.

(Added: 13/11/2021)

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