Although the couple doesn’t follow any religion themselves, Gwyneth’s recent discovery that her family comes from a long line of influential East European rabbis has forced her to reconsider her approach to parenting.
Paltrow spoke in front of guests at a London event hosted by Community Security Trust, a Jewish charity. She announced that after appearing on the show “Who Do You Think You Are?” and learning about her ancestry, she felt convinced to raise Apple and Moses in the Jewish faith.
Gwyneth, daughter of Jewish film producer Bruce Paltrow, was raised with both Jewish and Christian values.
“It was such a nice way to grow up. I don’t believe in religion. I believe in spirituality. Religion is the cause of all the problems of the world”, Paltrow says.
Although the Paltrow-Martin clan has decided to raise the children in a Jewish home, a genealogy expert points out that the religion is passed down through the matriarchal line. Since Gwyneth’s mother, Blythe Danner, is Christian – Gwyneth and her offspring will never be considered real Jews.
“Miss Paltrow may just want to follow traditions that she did as a child, like observing the Sabbath, keeping a kosher home and celebrating holidays”, he says.
Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life
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