Michael Richards: Kind of Jewish

Is Michael Richards Jewish? That’s the question that was on too-many Jews’ minds after Seinfeld‘s Kramer went on his recent racist tirade. Now we have the answer, and its almost as strange as the incident itself.

JTA reports:

Howard Rubenstein, who was hired as Richards’ publicist, told JTA that Richards has not formally converted to Judaism but that some of his mentors were Jewish and he “adheres to Jewish philosophy.”

Adheres to Jewish philosophy? How exactly do you do that? There’s only one thing that’s not ambiguous about this statement: Howard Rubenstein is definitely Jewish.

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