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Obama half-brother has Jewish roots

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WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Obama’s half-brother has a Jewish mother.

Mark Ndesandjo is the product of Barack Obama Sr.’s marriage to his third wife, Ruth Nidesand, a Jewish American, the Associated Press reports.

Ndesandjo recently authored a semiautobiographical story, Nairobi to Shenzhen, in which he revealed that his father had a drinking problem and was often physically abusive.

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