Was Irving Berlin Jewish?

Irving Berlin

Well, to make a long story short, Irving Berlin was Jewish!

Since Irving Berlin'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.

Irving Berlin (whose full birth name was Israel Isidore Baline) was born on May 11, 1888 in near Mogilev, Russian Empire. Irving Berlin passed away on September 22, 1989 (aged 101).

He is widely considered one of the greatest songwriters in American history.

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