Wednesday, February 09, 2005

My Zaide, the President

This might be the closest thing to Jewish royalty. Joshua Boettiger, a handsome 31-year old Reconstructionist rabbinical student, is the great-grandson of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
Boettiger is quick to acknowledge that his great-grandfather could have helped save more Eastern European Jews [from] an almost certain death in Hitler’s Europe. “People ask me ‘How culpable was FDR?’ ” Boettiger said. “I’m ambivalent to talk about it because I’m not an historian, but it’s clear he didn’t do all he could have. I think he was blinded by the larger focus of ending the war as soon as possible.”
Of-course, the article just happens to mention he's single. So subtle.

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