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Disraeli: The curious case of England’s Jewish prime minister


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/disraeli_the_curious_case_of_englands_jewish_prime_minister_20081225

Benjamin Disraeli was born Jewish, baptized as a boy but (mostly) considered himself to be Jewish. He famously proclaimed to Queen Victoria -- who began by hating him and ended adoring him -- that he was the "blank page" separating the Old and New Testaments.

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