Reggae star's roots schmoots

March 18, 2013
Bob Marley (AP)

Bob Marley (AP)

Here’s a thought for Pesach. Reggae maestro Bob Marley(right), whose album Exodus is one of the all-time greats, may have had Jewish roots.

Online Jewish magazine the Tablet has suggested that his paternal grandmother was a Syrian Jewish Jamaican called Ellen Broomfield.

Is there no one who is not an honorary Israelite now? All the world’s a shteibl, as Shakespeare nearly said.

Last updated: 10:45am, March 18 2013