Birth Name: Judith Susan Blum
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 21, 1942
Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish
Judith Sheindlin, also known as Judge Judy, is an American lawyer, judge, television personality, producer, and author. She has appeared in the show Judge Judy since 1996.
Judith is the daughter of Ethel (Silverman) and Murray Blum. Judith is married to author and television personality Jerry Sheindlin.
Judith’s paternal grandfather was Jacob Israelit Blum (the son of Shaul Israelit and Rivka). Jacob was born in Odessa, in the Russian Empire. Shaul was born in Novogrudok, Belarus, the son of Moshe Mordechai Eisenstadt Israelit and Zivya.
Judith’s paternal grandmother was Lena Mininberg (the daughter of Hersh Ber Mininberg and Aydel Duckmann/Duckman). Lena was born in Russia. Aydel was the daughter of Benjamin Banish Duckman and Gittel Gertrude Dorfstein.
Judith has ancestors from Belarus, the Czech lands, Poland, Austria, Lithuania, and Germany farther back.
Source: Genealogy of Judith Sheindlin (focusing on her father’s side) – http://www.geni.com
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