Wait... Really? Seriously? Dwight David Eisenhower?
You betcha. Half Jewish!
This is what we live for. Finding that one, unbelievable, you'd never have thought it, Israelite. It really does come with a giddy little thrill.
Eisenhower? Are you sure? Really?
And... No. Not sure. Not really. Not a Jew.
We fell for it ourselves for a while, but don't believe what you might read elsewhere; there is no evidence that Dwight's father was Jewish. (Yes, there is a note in Dwight's West Point yearbook calling him a "Swedish Jew", but there is no proof that it's anything but an inside joke; the yearbook also calls him "seņor", "terrible", and "incompetent".) If you look at the Eisenhower family tree, you will see not Jews, but Germans. Mennonites for generations. (We're not exactly sure who the Mennonites are, but they definitely don't go to a synagogue.)
And here we thought we had one.
Oh well. For now, we'll have to get our giddy little thrills from elsewhere.