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    Emil Mosbacher

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    April 1, 1922 – August 13, 1997

    Would you believe that a Jew actually won the America's Cup?

    For those not up on elitist sports, the America's Cup is the world's most prestigious yacht race, held every four years or so. Not too many Jews involved, unless you count Larry Ellison, who owned the American boat that lost this year to New Zealand, but won the previous edition.

    And yet, in 1962 and 1967, the winning yacht was skippered by Emil Mosbacher.

    Emil is probably the lesser known of the Mosbacher brothers: his younger brother Robert (who converted to Christianity) was Secretary of Commerce under George Bush Senior.

    Emil himself had a stint in politics. After retiring from yachting, he served as an advisor to Richard Nixon.

    From winning the America's Cup to advising Nixon... No, that's not exactly what you expect from a Jew.

    Verdict: Jew.

    August 2, 2017

    See Also

    Jo Aleh

    Larry Ellison

    Gal Fridman

    Henry Kissinger

    Roelof Klein
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