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    Bugsy Siegel

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    (Benjamin Siegel)
    February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947

    As you can see from the categories on the left, there are Jewish writers, Jewish politicians, and Jewish comedians. There are also Jewish magicians, Jewish Supreme Court Justices, and Jewish revolutionaries. There are even some Jewish hockey players.

    And then there are Jewish gangsters.

    It's hard to get around the stereotype of a nice Jewish boy doing his homework and listening to his mother. Such Jewish boys grow up to be doctors; or maybe writers, politicians, or at worst, comedians. But yet, here we have it.

    Meyer Lansky. "Dopey" Benny Fein. Joe "The Greaser" Rosenzweig. Nathan "Kid Dropper" Kaplan. Jacob "Gurrah" Shapiro. Louis "Lepke" Buchalter. "Dutch" Schultz. Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. And, of course, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, who, for all his illegal activity, was a pioneer in developing Las Vegas (although we are not sure if that's good or bad).

    No, it's not enough to start their own category, but we're glad to diversify our website even more. So what if some Jewish boys grow up to be gangsters? It might not be what their mothers really wanted, but for all the Jewish doctors out there, not one is profiled on this website as of yet...

    Verdict: Jew.

    July 6, 2007

    See Also

    Mickey Cohen

    Oscar Goodman

    Meyer Lansky

    Barry Levinson

    Arnold Rothstein
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