15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Jewish

15 Celebs You Didn’t Know Were Jewish
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Jewish celebrities might not be something you think about all the time. But think again. What could be more relevant these days than the popular Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump? The website Haaret published an article by Chemi Shalev called “The Shameful Jewish Silence on Trump’s Anti-immigration Incitement” last week. Shalev writes about Jewish immigration in the 1800’s and “were it not for the kind of anti-immigrant sentiment that Trump is stoking now, together with the lethal mix of religious and racist hatred of Jews that was rampant in those years, America could have saved countless more Jews than Roosevelt.” We are truly a country of diverse celebrities, including our favorite Jewish celebrities.

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Straight up now tell me, do you really want to love Paula Abdul forever? Those are Paula Abdul’s lyrics. Bet you never thought you would read about Paula Abdul in the Jewish Journal! Well, she’s there in all of her post-American Idol glory. Abdul was born to Jewish parents from the Syrian Jewish community in Aleppo. Abdul recently walked with the Israeli team during the opening ceremony for the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.

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