Was Joseph Pulitzer Jewish?

Joseph Pulitzer

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

Since Joseph Pulitzer'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 Pulitzer (whose full birth name was J?zsef Pulitzer) was born on April 10, 1847 in Mak?, about 200 km south-east of Budapest in Hungary.

Pulitzer was the publisher of the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the New York World. Today, he is best known for the Pulitzer Prizes, which were established in 1917 by money he bequeathed to Columbia University to recognize artistic and journalistic achievements. The prizes are given annually to award achievements in journalism and photography, as well as literature and history, poetry, music and drama.

(Added: 17/10/2014)

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