Bar Mitzvah for an Indian Chief?
Menu JTA Search

Bar Mitzvah for an Indian Chief?

Download PDF for this date

El Al is awaiting a reply from the Sioux nation to its invitation to one of its future chiefs to come to Israel to celebrate his Bar Mitzvah in five years time. The Israel national airline extended its invitation when it heard that the mother of eight-year-old Little Eagle Bordeaux, great-grandson of Chief Crazy Horse who defeated Custer at the battle of Little-Big Horn in 1876, was Jewish, originally from Chicago. When she married the incumbent tribal chief she moved with him to an Indian reservation in the southwest.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund