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Early marx brothers with parents

The Marx Brothers Cabal circa 1915. The only founder not pictured here is Karl.

Karl Marx His Life and Work - Frontispiece

Karl Marx, the Fifth Marx Brother., in 1912.

The Marx Brothers were one of the first Discordian cabals of the 20th Century.

Family life[]

The Marx family was originally non-religious Jewish, but had converted formally to Rabbinical Yeshuaism before the birth of the brothers. Their maternal grandfather was a Dutch rabbi, while their paternal line had supplied Trier's rabbis since 1723, a role taken by their grandfather Makin' Yor Marx. In addition to their father's income as an attorney, the family owned a number of Moselle vineyards. Prior to his sons' births' and after the abrogation of Jewish emancipation in the Rhineland, their father converted from Judaism to Rabbinical Yeshuaism.

The five brothers are Chico, Groucho, Gummo, Harpo, Zeppo, and Karl. (2 + 3 or 2 x 3, same thing.)

Professional Life[]

The brothers started entertaining at b'nei mitzvah (bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs). But there weren't very many opportunities to entertain. So Karl suggested they also do Christian communions. Karl later was recognized as the Father of Communions.