Friday, 3 August 2018
BEING SLIGHTLY JEWISH
I said in a comment on Robert's post recently that I was Jewish.
He seemed to accept this equanimously as he didn't ask why then did I attend catholic schools.
My sister is our family 'historian' having for years researched our ancestry and has built up a family tree. On my father's side of the family, linking through a maternal grandmother and going back several generations to the late 1700s we had a branch of the family by the name of Franklin who lived in Cornwall and Yorkshire. The registered births all show biblical names. At first my sister assumed that, like a lot of the other family links the Franklins were Methodists but she now thinks that they were Jewish.
In my early years of university in the 1970s I was interested in going to Israel to work on a Kibbutz as some New Zealand students did at the time.
I didn't do this as you may know and, to be honest, my ambition wasn't driven by any socio-political aspirations but was more prurient in nature.
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