Labour Party maverick gives newborn son a very Jewy name

The baby’s full name, given on Tuesday, is Zion Benjamin Manny Goldsmith. Berger is married to Alistair Goldsmith.

March 14, 2019 09:25
Labour MP Luciana Berger

Labour MP Luciana Berger. (photo credit: REUTERS)


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief


Luciana Berger, the British lawmaker who last month left the Labour Party over its failure to reign in anti-Semitism, has named her newborn son Zion.

The baby’s full name, given on Tuesday, is Zion Benjamin Manny Goldsmith. Berger is married to Alistair Goldsmith.

Berger was one of seven Labour lawmakers who quit the party on Feb. 18 to found the Independent Group. She called the Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn “institutionally anti-Semitic.”

Writing in the London-based Jewish Chronicle, columnist Keren David  said “Mazeltov to Luciana Berger and husband Alistair Goldsmith! And well done on picking a name for your child that has knocked everyone sideways. After all, what kind of a name is Zion for a Jewish boy?”

She wrote: “Let’s face it, every Jewish parent naming their baby has to decide how far to ‘out’ their child.”

With a name like Zion, he is totally out there.

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content

Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, gives a speech
July 21, 2019
Jewish leaders to Labour: Our community, our country will not forgive further failure


Cookie Settings