Judah Benjamin (was Disraeli Quote on PQHN)

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Mon Feb 7 14:17:02 UTC 2005

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005, Stephen Goranson wrote:

> married a Gentile, but he was always satistied with the Hebrew faith. One day
> when a Senator of German extraction taunted him with being a Jew, he said, in
> his silvery tones: "The gentleman will please remember that when his half-
> civilized ancestors were hunting the wild boar in the forests of Silesia, mine
> were the princes of the earth." The Senate was quite effectually silenced.

Thanks to Stephen for finding this, which I had missed!

Fred Shapiro

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