Is Andrew Breitbart Jewish?

Was Andrew Breitbart Jewish? Yes Andrew Breitbart was Jewish, but it is more complicated than a simple answer. The writer and political commentator was adopted by Gerald and Arlene Breitbart. Andrew Breitbart died on March 1, 2012. Breitbart's father is a restaurant owner and his mother is a banker. Andrew Breitbart was raised Jewish because his adoptive mother had converted to Judaism before she married Breitbart's adoptive father.

There is no published information on whether Breitbart ever converted to Judaism after he was adopted by his Jewish parents Gerald and Arlene Breitbart. Just because his adopted parents were Jewish (his mother through conversion) doesn't mean that Andrew Breitbart was automatically Jewish when he was adopted according to traditional Jewish interpretation. Breitbart's biological father was a folk singer. Breitbart was ethnically Irish by birth, and his adopted sister is Hispanic.

Breitbart was also involved in the 2009 ACORN video controversy. Breitbart found himself enmeshed in controversy within the conservative movement relating to the participation of gay group GOProud in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual conference held in Washington, D.C. by the American Conservative Union. Breitbart also helped launch the NY Rep. Anthony Weiner sexting scandal when he showed a sexually graphic photo of Anthony Weiner naked (from Weiner's Twitter feed) in a radio interview with hosts Opie and Anthony. He also developed a reputation for

Breitbart died unexpectedly on March 1, 2012. A man saw him collapse while walking in Brentwood, California shortly after midnight and called paramedics, who rushed him to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center where he was declared dead.

In an article announcing his sudden death, the Jewish Journal wrote:

Breitbart, who once proudly called himself a "biased journalist" worked at the Drudge Report and the Huffington Post before starting his own family of conservative web-based media outlets. He is best known for publishing the damning photographs in 2011 that forced Anthony Weiner, then a Democratic congressman from New York, to resign. Breitbart was adopted as a child and raised as a Jew, and he enjoyed needling the Jewish community for what he saw as its liberal leanings. At a Republican Jewish Coalition event in June 2011, Breitbart gleefully regaled the audience with the story of his being kicked out of Hebrew school at University Synagogue as a child. "That’s where the battle started with the liberal Jewish community," he said. Speaking at the Republican Jewish Coalition event in 2011, Breitbart said journalistic objectivity, when covering Israel, was misplaced. "You cannot be objective when it comes to right and wrong,” Breitbart said. “And Israel is in the right. So I’m a biased journalist, and I’m having a great time doing it."

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