February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011
Steve Jobs, Apple co-founder and CEO, is not Jewish. He doesn't practice Judaism. He doesn't self-identify as Jewish. His parents are not Jewish. End of story.
Or is it?
For Paul and Clara Jobs are not Steve's biological parents; his birth parents are Abdulfattah John Jandali (obviously not a Jew) and Joanne Carole Schieble, who just happens to be...
No, not Jewish either. German/Swiss Catholic. Jandali, a Syrian Muslim, and Schieble gave up Steve for adoption when he was born out of wedlock, but later married — in a church, and became the parents of Mona Jindali, later known as novelist Mona Simpson (after who, interestingly, Homer Simpson's mother is named)... Where were we?
Yes, Steve Jobs. Not Jewish.
End of story.
Verdict: Sadly, not a Jew.
February 26, 2010