Was Harry Houdini Jewish?

Harry Houdini

Well, to make a long story short, Harry Houdini was Jewish!

Since Harry Houdini'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.

Harry Houdini (who's full birth name was Erik Weisz) was born on March 24, 1874 in Budapest, Austria-Hungary.

His grand illusions and daring, spectacular escape acts made him one of the most famous magicians of all time.

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