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    Luke Kunin

    Jew Score:
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    December 4, 1997 —

    We recently received a letter in our mailbox asking us to profile hockey player Luke Kunin because the correspondent "doesn't know any Jew named Luke". Hmmmm.

    Luke is a pretty goyishe name, isn't it, with its New Testament connections. Of course, so are John (and there are Jewish Johns; sure, Jews prefer Jonathan, but there are definitely Jewish Johns), Mark (there are many Jewish Marks), and Matthew (ditto). And you know what name is even more goyishe? Chris, and we have profiled a bunch of Jewish Chrises! (And even a Jewish Christine!)

    But Luke... yeah, there are not too many Jewish Lukes. There is Luke Skywakler, of course, but he is neither Jewish nor real. Wikipedia lists hundreds of people named Luke, but no one obviously Jewish jumps out.

    So here's Luke Kunin, a respectable but not remarkable hockey player, now with San Jose and previously with Nashville and Minnesota. A rare Jewish Luke.

    Oh! We've actually profiled another Jewish Luke! Luke Hughes... another hockey player.

    Verdict: Jew.

    December 15, 2023

    See Also

    Luke Hughes

    Zach Hyman

    Ronnie Stern

    Nate Thompson

    Jason Zucker
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