Is Jerry Lewis Jewish?

Jerry Lewis

Well, to make a long story short, Jerry Lewis is Jewish!

Since Jerry Lewis's mother is 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 is Jewish too.

Jerry Lewis (whose full birth name is Joseph Levitch) was born on March 16, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey.

Jerry Lewis rose to fame as Dean Martin's comedic partner, and his slapstick humor carried the multitalented performer through decades of film, television, stage and radio shows. He is best remembered for films such as The Bellboy (1960), The Nutty Professor (1963), The King of Comedy (1982), Arizona Dream (1992) and Funny Bones (1995)

(Added: 16/01/2015)

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