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Conversion (and Racism) in the news

“Barbara Walters: Ivanka Trump’s wedding was ‘absolutely gorgeous’” (The Examiner.com) Read and learn why The View host Joy Behar can be really annoying…. “Ivanka Trump Says “I Do!” (Us Magazine) Bet Ivanka never thought she’d become the poster child for Orthodox conversion. “What defines your religion?” (BBC News) As Britain tries to redefine Judaism for… Continue reading Conversion (and Racism) in the news

celebrities · hair · news

Thanks for asking, my hair is fine!

Pictured: Zahara Jolie Pitt (daughter of Brad Pitt and Anjelina Jolie and Johan and Heny Samuel (Seal’s sons with Heidi Klum) Yesterday’s hair post, “My Hair is Not a Wild Animal” comes on the heels of many, many comments that have recently been made about my hair. It seems like the longer I go without… Continue reading Thanks for asking, my hair is fine!

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Another Jewtina is born!

Actors Sarah Michelle (Gellar) Prinze (of Buffy the Vampire Slayer fame) and Freddie Prinze Jr. (She’s All That) just announced their little girl was born! Because Papi Prinze, who is fluent in Spanish, is half Latino (Puerto Rican) and half (Hungarian) Jewish and Ima Sarah Michelle is a Jewess, their daughter is a little Jewtina–Jewish… Continue reading Another Jewtina is born!

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Best Book I’ve Read All Year!

Henry is a (Jewish) time traveler. Claire is the girl he’s meant to spend the rest of his life with…no matter what time zone he’s in. Their love-story is beyond breathtaking. This is the best book I’ve read and reread all year. Get your hands on it and I can promise there will be tears… Continue reading Best Book I’ve Read All Year!


More from Mayim Bialik

http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=6497956&server=vimeo.com&show_title=0&show_byline=0&show_portrait=0&color=ffffff&fullscreen=1 This week’s narrator for Parshat Vayelech from G-dcast.com is Mayim Bialik with special appearances within the cartoon of her Blossom-like outfits. More Torah cartoons at http://www.g-dcast.com

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Mayim Bialik talks Torah

Actress Mayim Bialik is everywhere in the Jewish world! How cool! Check out this recent interview in the Jewish press: “Blossoming into Torah” and “Mayim Bialik Has Some Advice for Forward Readers” Hat tip: Jew in the City

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The following broadcast will be brought to you…

http://www.hulu.com/embed/ecsrg_rGdP7psJkobtukZA by the letters S, A and P. (Get it?) Conan O’Brien is trying to embrace his Latino viewers out here in Los Angeles. Sure, there are stereotypes (sexy Latina) but it seems like Conan has been doing his telenovela (Spanish soap opera) homework!

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Stand-up Comedy Routine #6

And that’s all folks. It was six stand-up comedy classes for under a $100 at Santa Monica College. The teacher, Kevin Garbee, was awesome. And he coped well with my weird brand of Jewish Dominican humor. Here’s the last routine. Coming out to my family was difficult. Especially since I wasn’t telling them I was… Continue reading Stand-up Comedy Routine #6

celebrities · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · news

Conversion is not a joke (especially when it’s not funny)

Yes, Ivanka Trump is Jewish, now please get over it. I mean, I’m all for Perez Hilton and the mass media wishing her a “Mazel tov” but I am sick of hearing about how you wish she’d cover her elbows, stop touching her fiance and well, in so many words wondering if she’s really Jewish.… Continue reading Conversion is not a joke (especially when it’s not funny)

celebrities · Jews/Jewish/Judaism/Orthodox Judaism · Rabbi Haskel Lookstein

Ivanka Trump is 100% Kosher

According to Women’s Wear Daily, Ivanka Trump completed her conversion to Judaism and is now engaged to New York Observer owner Jared Kushner. Like, wow. Who knew that Ivanka Trump would become the poster girl for Orthodox conversion (as of six months ago online sources said she was studying with Rabbi Haskel Lookstein). Well, I,… Continue reading Ivanka Trump is 100% Kosher