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Jewban = Cuban Jew

Posted by ESC on March 19, 2003

JEWBAN/CUBAN JEW -- "State officials say a Florida man's personalized license plate that reads 'JEWBAN' is OK after all. That's because the term is commonly used by Cuban Jews in South Florida to describe themselves.Tabares Gomer, 63, said he got the plate last year because he is proud of his Cuban Jewish heritage. But the Highway Safety department wrote him asking that he remove the plate, which could be construed as anti-Semitic. Gomer appealed...The department told him Friday that the plate was his for keeps." From CBS News online, The Odd Truth, March 18, 2003. 'JEWBAN,' And Proud Of It. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/01/10/national/main536134.shtml