Is Rachel Maddow Jewish?

No She is not Jewish.

Her Mother is from Canada and is of Irish decent, and her Father of Russian descent. Rachel Maddow was raised as a Catholic.

On the January 28, 2010 episode of The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC, Maddow said she was "distantly" Jewish during an interview with Tracey Ullman.

Maddow is in fact of Jewish descent on her father's side. The name Maddow was changed from her paternal grandfather's name of Medwedof (Medvedev).