President Obama will be appointing senior White House budget officer Daniel Werfel (42) to be the acting commissioner of the IRS.

But the question our readers are asking us is, is Daniel Werfel a member of the Tribe? And is there another Jew in charge (after Jack Lew) of the U.S. finances?


Werfel certainly is a (German) Jewish sounding name.

The anti-Semites certainly think he’s Jewish.

But no one around here recalls going to his Bar Mitzvah or seeing him at any of the secret Elder meetings.

The door is still open on this one.

We’ll let you know as soon as we find out for sure.



  1. They are not anti Semitic for saying this guy is Jewish! Maybe you are anti Gentile for suggesting that?

    It would make things a lot easier if we had surnames that identified with our nationality or race and then there is no confusion. It's good that a lot of Jews have a lot more Jewish names when they move to Israel instead of very Germanic names like Stein, Goldberg and Sachs.

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