Was Saul Bellow Jewish?

Saul Bellow

Well, to make a long story short, Saul Bellow was Jewish!

Since Saul Bellow'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.

Saul Bellow (whose full birth name was Solomon Bellows) was born on 10 June 1915 in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. Saul Bellow passed away on 5 April 2005 (aged 89).

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.

His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler's Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt's Gift and Ravelstein.

(Added: 21/12/2013)

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