Was Joseph Heller Jewish?

Joseph Heller

Well, to make a long story short, Joseph Heller was Jewish!

Since Joseph Heller'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.

Joseph Heller was born on May 1, 1923 in Brooklyn, New York. Joseph Heller passed away on December 12, 1999 (aged 76).

he title of one of his works, Catch-22, entered the English lexicon to refer to a vicious circle wherein an absurd, no-win choice, particularly in situations in which the desired outcome of the choice is an impossibility, and regardless of choice, a same negative outcome is a certainty.

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