Songstress Regina Spektor says she is Jewish because of antisemitism

American singer-songwriter Regina Spektor is known for her colorful performances and soulful lyrics, but also as a prominent Jewish cultural icon. It may be a surprise, then, that Spektor said antisemitism is to thank for her Judaism, The Guardian reported on Sunday.

On Jewish oppression, Spektor spoke of the every day reality of her brother, an Orthodox Jew who wears a black hat and is frequently harassed for his faith.


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