Michael Richards was not born Jewish but “adheres” to Jewish philosophy, according to his publicist. Richards’ racist remarks at a Los Angeles comedy club last week created a maelstrom as well as a media frenzy. Amid all the hoopla, bloggers and others labeled the former “Seinfeld” star Jewish but others reported he was not.
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