Was Louis Brandeis Jewish?

Louis Brandeis

Well, to make a long story short, Louis Brandeis was Jewish!

Since Louis Brandeis'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.

Louis Brandeis (whose full birth name was Louis Dembitz Brandeis) was born on November 13, 1856 in Louisville, Kentucky.

He was an associate justice on the Supreme Court of the United States from 1916 to 1939. Brandeis was the first Jew to be named to the Court.

He enrolled at Harvard Law School, graduating at the age of twenty with the highest grade average in the law school's history.

(Added: 21/12/2013)

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