Was George Gershwin Jewish?

George Gershwin

Well, to make a long story short, George Gershwin was Jewish!

Since George Gershwin'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.

George Gershwin (who's full birth name was Jacob Gershowitz) was born on September 26, 1898 in Brooklyn, New York.

George Gershwin was an American composer and pianist. Among his best-known works are the orchestral compositions Rhapsody in Blue (1924) and An American in Paris (1928) as well as the opera Porgy and Bess (1935).

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