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Sen. John F. Kerry's Jewish connection came, in part, as a surprise to him when it was researched by reporters. Kerry's grandparents were Fritz and Ida Kohn, Czech Jews. In 1902, Fritz Kohn changed his name to Frederick Kerry. He also converted from Judaism to Catholicism. Fritz (Frederick) and Ida came to the U.S. in 1905. In 1915, Ida gave birth to Richard, who was John Kerry's father. Richard married Rosemary Forbes, a descendant of two wealthy Massachusetts families, the Forbes and the Winthrops. Richard and Rosemary's first son, (Sen.) John Forbes Kerry, was born on December 11, 1943. Isn't it a bit ironic that John Kerry would later marry an heir to the Heinz food-products fortune? A chip off the old block. John Kerry's younger brother Cameron converted to Judaism in 1983, shortly before marrying Kathy Weinman, a Jewish woman - at the time not knowing of his own Jewish background. I can't wait for the movie.
Let's get one thing straight. I am not anti-Semitic.
Originally posted by slank
Kudos for having a rich heritage
I don't think religion matters either, but the fact is that Kerry IS NOT QUALIFIED to be in the Presidency!
Originally posted by deeprivergal
What difference does it make what religion he is? If he's qualified for the job, then he should have the job.