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Gwyneth Paltrow's long lineage of rabbis
Ashley Baylen
Published: 01.04.11, 09:23
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1. If Gwyneth is as proud of the fact as we are then it's great
tom ,   tel aviv   (04.01.11)
2. Who was Rosie O’Donnell's ancestor? Attila the Hun?
Yackov ,   SA, Joburg   (04.01.11)
3. Paltrow Is Not A Jew
World Ctiizen ,   the world   (04.01.11)
Her mother is not a Jew. This is a ridiculous article. If you look at DNA everyone is a Jew and African and Asian and Aryan and etc, etc. etc. Hell, even I the most Nordic of Aryans, probably have a Cohen somewhere back there. Does that me make Jewish?
4. Millions of diaspora Jews are being lost
Judah ,   Golan Heights,ISRAEL   (04.01.11)
Gwyneth Paltrow is a good actress and I have nothing against her. Yet she is an example of whats happening in the diaspora. Jewish men such as Bruce Paltrow, Kirk Douglas, Tony Curtis ect. marry non-Jewish women and their children are not Jewish. Before there was over 6 million American Jews and now there are 5.3 million. In another generation there will be only 4 million American Jews left.
5. She proudly posted the mezuza on her front door...
Orly ,   Jerusalem, Israel   (04.01.11)
...which was given to her by her paternal grandmother.
6. Equality has it's price, #4
Cameron ,   USA   (04.01.11)
7. from Polans
observer ,   Egypt   (04.01.11)
so that humble Levy came long long before your ancestors.
8. #5 (Nordic Aryan)
Ehud ,   Israel   (04.01.11)
Her father was Jewish, so how does this bring you on par with her genealogy? By uttering a baseless speculation of "maybe even I have somewhere a Cohen in my family"? You should be so lucky!
9. no. 3, so now you are not only Antisemite, racist bigot too
10. no. 7, from Mecca
go back there to your country and stop subjugating Egypt natives the Copts
11. #10 Copts didn't come from Mecca
observer ,   Egypt   (04.01.11)
Jews lived in the Arabia more than Copts did. The discoveries made by the new archeology, during the 1980s, discredited a great exodus in the 13th century BC. Moses could not have led the Hebrews out of Egypt into the Promised Land, for the good reason that the latter was Egyptian territory at the time. And there is no trace of either a slave revolt against the pharaohs' empire or of a sudden conquest of Canaan by outsiders.
12. To #9- why so rude to #3? mother not Jewish=child not Jewish
jenny ,   Israel/USA   (04.02.11)
13. no. 11, they didn't but you Arabs did
after which you forced a life of misery on the civilized Copts of Egypt and rape their women, not allowing to build Churches in their native country you Arabs are all natives of Mecca and Satanic by nature
14. world citizen #3
Abie Dee ,   New York, U.S   (04.02.11)
Woa, world citizen.....calm down...the article doesn't say that she's Jewish, only that she has Jewish ancestry. But your defensiveness speaks volumes.....
15. next: collie world gets shake-up as Lassie's ancestry probed
Hurda   (04.03.11)
16. She's not Jewish
Jew ,   Israel   (04.03.11)
Her ancestors the rabbis are probably turning over in their graves. So many celebrities (and many others) are not Jewish even though their ancestors were. It's also true that so many famous Jewish men are married to non-Jewish women which makes their children not Jewish. Many of them donate to Jewish causes (like Kirk Douglas, the late Tony Curtis, etc) but they haven't given us the most important thing of all: Jewish descendants. The Silent Holocaust.
17. @2 and #16, Two Negative Opinions
Dallas ,   Canada   (04.03.11)
#3 proclaims a hatred of Jews outright and #16 proclaims a hatred of descendants of mixed heritage. Why not just take the information for what it is without showing us how some minds default to words driven by their own self-loathing? Human nature never ceases to amaze me.
18. Silent Holocaust
Leon Spitz ,   Cincinnati, USA   (07.28.11)
Jewish men who have children with nonJewish women contribute to the silent holocaust. Help preserve Judaism...a wonderful life.
19. Gwyn is a great actress.
David ,   Hartford USA   (09.24.12)
It would be nice to say she went to Hebrew School and had a bat mitzvah, and maybe she did? Has anyone asked her? But if she didn't, that's not a negative of any kind. Her father fell in love with another great actress- so if G-d is calling the shots, then this is what was meant to be. Enjoy her talent and stop the negativity. Maybe her kids will marry Jews and their kids will be Jewish! It could happen!
20. Sometimes Gentiles do a better job
Scarborough1414 ,   Scarborough, ON, CA   (08.11.13)
at portraying Jews than Jews do themselves. Cote de Pablo does an excellent job portraying an Israeli on NCIS (even the Hebrew she speaks is correct). Many Jewish girls couldn't do the excellent job Miss de Pablo does. What does that say about us? What have we degenerated into? The Princesses of Long Island? An embarrassing portrait of our people. One of these days a cable station will air a show about Hareidim who throw stones and harass women (anti-heroes like the Cranston in Breaking Bad seem to be all the rage).
21. Geneology
Sherlock Holmes ,   London England   (09.12.14)
It's amazing how much intrest there is of late in geneology. On the Brtish 'Who do you think you are' it was amazing how many public figures had Jewish ancestors and often distant relatives who perished in the Holocaust as their branch of the family remained in Europe. In public life it was discovered that PM David Cameron had a rabbinical scholar among his ancestors, while the Archbishop of Canterbury had a Jewish great grandfather. Not so long ago the Conservative Party was headed by Michael Howard and Oliver Letwin, both Jewish. Today's Labour leader is Ed Milliband who is Jewish.
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