Ben Shapiro

Shapiro in 2018, photo by Gage Skidmore

Birth Name: Benjamin Aaron Shapiro

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: January 15, 1984

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Ben Shapiro is an American conservative political commentator, public speaker, author, and lawyer. He is an Orthodox Jew.

A DNA test whose results Ben displayed on his Twitter account stated that Ben’s genetic ancestry is:

*100% Ashkenazi Jewish

Ben’s paternal grandfather was Nathan Mayer Shapiro (the son of Harry Arthur Shapiro and Gertrude Azine). Nathan was born in Minnesota. Harry was born in Žasliai, Kaunas, Lithuania, the son of Morris Shapiro and Molly Bernstein.

Ben’s paternal grandmother is Eileen Kaplan (the daughter of Ben Kaplan and Becky Karshenbaum). Eileen was born in Minnesota. Ben was born in Poland, the son of Hyman Kaplan and Anna. Becky was born in Belarus, the daughter of Shimon Ber Karshenbaum and Tzippa Ehrlich.

Ben is a first cousin of actress Mara Wilson.


Genealogy of Ben Shapiro (focusing on his father’s side) –

14 Responses

  1. lildshimmy says:

    As you all know Ben Shapiro is very Ashkenazim, I’ve heard from some jerks spouting out that his mother’s line traces far back from the Spanish Inquisition in 1492 (which means that Ben Shapiro may have a few amounts of Albanian Jewish and Portuguese Jewish heritage which in turn gives out an ‘Indonesian Jewish’ ancestry through the Dutch East Indies colony). Not much is actually known about his mother, but I know for sure that Ben’s family has always told him that he had to claim his ethnicity as “pure” Ashkenazi Jewish, which may be the reason why —- —– —- — ———- ——–.- Other than that, I suspect that both his parents hail from Argentina, a heavily Ashkenazi Jewish country.

    So change the original to something like this:
    Ashkenazi Jewish => Ashkenazi Jewish [Argentinian Jewish]

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