David Beckham Considers Himself to be a Member of the Tribe

June 27, 2016 at 7:27 am by Terez in David Beckham

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Beckham’s maternal grandfather was Jewish, and Beckham has referred to himself as “half Jewish” and wrote in his autobiography “I’ve probably had more contact with Judaism than with any other religion”. According to the UK’s Jewish Chroniclein a recent interview event at London’s JCC with broadcaster Kirsty Young, the international sports star went into more detail about his relationship with his maternal grandfather, Joseph West, and his relationship with Judaism. “My grandfather was Jewish, that was on my mother’s side,” said Beckham, demonstrating his knowledge of Jewish descent laws. “So yes, I do consider myself… I was never brought up Jewish, but like I said, my grandfather was, and every time we went to synagogue I was a part of that.” Adding Beckham to the roster is a big one, not many on the roster to begin with.-TO