Curtis Sliwa Reveals Secret Family, Will Raise Kids Jewish

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sliwaCatholic Guardian Angel founder Curtis Sliwa has long been known as a mentch. Now the title takes on new meaning as he has revealed to the New York Post that he plans to raise his kids Jewish.

In an exclusive interview with the paper, Sliwa reveals that he had two children with Jewish former New York politician Melinda Katz.

A cult figure in New York, Sliwa is known for leading the City’s citizen fight against crime in the 80′s and 90′s and his vigilante escapades. Writes the Post, his “famous red beret now serves a dual purpose: The Roman Catholic wears it to shul every Saturday as a yarmulke and plans to raise his sons Jewish.”

Sliwa’s status among New York Jews was elevated following the 1991 Crown Heights Riots when his angels moved into the neighborhood for three months, protecting the Lubavitch locals from the aggression of black mobs. A year later he escaped an abduction attempt by diving out of the window of a moving car after being shot twice in the groin, later recounting that he had a dollar received from the Lubavitcher Rebbe on his person throughout the incident.

{Algemeiner Journal/Matzav.com Newscenter}

20 COMMENTS

  1. #4 “36 hidden righteous people” He might be one of the righteous gentiles for which there are many more than 36, but he’s certainly NOT one of the lamed-vav tzaddikim nistarim, 36 hidden righteous (Jewish) tzaddikim.

  2. To His Excellency Mr. HoRav:
    “MAYBE”
    Please elaborate what your SOFEK is.
    I’m trying to understand you.
    Maybe you yourself don’t know.
    By the way, if you don’t know, reformed don’t wear yarmulkas.

  3. I recently read in a Crown Heights Riots retrospective that Curtis attributed his efforts to hakaras hatov for a Lubavitcher who once saved him from muggers as a child… B’dieved to fathering these kids, his being modeh to raise them Jewish since they are Jewish seems to be the right thing to do.

  4. Melinda Katz is not Jewish. Her mother was not Jewish. End of story.

    Algemeiner is irresponsible for picking up the story from the NY Post trash tabloid (aka NY Prost, as a Rebbe of mine called it).

    P.S. Anyway, it is not such a great story, no great metziah, e.g. how/in what way will he ‘raise them Jewish’ (is he such a big maven on Yiddishkeit?)….He was on his third wife before he started this relationship, who knows how long it will last.

    He has been helpful at times, and deserves credit for that, ???? ?? ??? ??? ???? ????? ????’???, mach zich nit narish. Nit faran a tzaddik yesoid oilam doh.

  5. I hope the kids find the real Jewish path one day. At least they know they have a Jewish identity, some people don’t even have that much.

  6. Seems like the original source for this information was “very reliable” (The NY Post and the Algemeiner) so we don’t have to worry about those kids growing up properly Jewish any more. They aren’t Jewish.

  7. There goes Matzav again, deliberately running a story that they know will draw out every naar from the woodwork to post an idiotic comment on this stupid story.

  8. Comment from FYI
    Time April 17, 2012 at 1:07 PM

    Melinda Katz is not Jewish. Her mother was not Jewish. End of story.

    Algemeiner is irresponsible for picking up the story from the NY Post trash tabloid (aka NY Prost, as a Rebbe of mine called it).

    P.S. Anyway, it is not such a great story, no great metziah, e.g. how/in what way will he ‘raise them Jewish’ (is he such a big maven on Yiddishkeit?)….He was on his third wife before he started this relationship, who knows how long it will last.

    He has been helpful at times, and deserves credit for that, ???? ?? ??? ??? ???? ????? ????’???, mach zich nit narish. Nit faran a tzaddik yesoid oilam doh.

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