Tuesday, May 15, 2007


Hard to believe, but it was only two generations ago that his ancestors were scratching out meager livings in the shtetls of Eastern Europe.

You say you didn’t know he was Jewish? That’s OK: Not many people do. It’s a well-guarded secret. Comes from a Hasidic sect famous for commercial real estate development.

But by 1915, it was no longer possible to make a living in the little village of Combov. That’s when Hyman Trumpowitz, the family patriarch, came to America.

The rest is history. Today, with shortened name, Donald Trump carries on the fine tradition of the Combover Hasidim.

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