Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Profile: Israel Hands

http://www.jewornotjew.com/profile.jsp?ID=1222

Here's the real(?) Hands pictured on a stamp from the Cayman Islands...

4 comments:

  1. The name "Israel" was a "common" WASP name in the 19th century (and before that). Just like names like "Levi" and others. I doubt Stevenson was even thinking about anything Jewish. He just picked a name that was around at the time.

    "Israel" can even be Jewish as a last name! The mother of actor Ian Somerhalder was born Edna Israel, but is not Jewish.

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  2. Sorry, I meant to say Israel can even be NON-Jewish as a last name...

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  3. Edna is a Jewish name too... So Edna Israel is very JEWISH! :)

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  4. Clearly, even if they do not practice the jewish religion, they still have jewish heritage.

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