Jewish Identity by Name - Isaac Asimov

By StevenKalka
September 27, 2011

Famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov was a noted atheistic Jew. According to a condensed biography of his 3 part autobiography by his widow, "It's Been a Good Life", he once gave a presentation or lecture on Rosh Hashanah. A couple of days later he received an angry call from someone asking him why he was trying to hide being Jewish. The caller was named Jackson Davenport (not his real name, but one just as waspy). Issac replied, "If I wanted to hide being Jewish, I would have changed my name to something like yours."
That ended the call.

That was a great answer!.


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