Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly converting to Judaism, the New York Post‘s Page Six reports. Apparently, the actress/cookbook author/unattainable lifestyle queen “is quietly converting after years of following Kabbalah, which originated in Judaism, and being friends with Michael Berg, co-director of the Kabbalah Centre.” (The same
cult organization which oversaw the bar mitzvah of Madonna’s son Rocco last year.)
Paltrow’s late father, the film producer Bruce Paltrow, was Jewish, while her mother, actress Blythe Danner, is Christian. Paltrow was raised in both religious faiths, which she once described as “such a nice way to grow up.”
It’s unclear who’s supervising the conversion, or if Paltrow’s children Apple and Moses (with ex-husband Chris Martin) will be converting with her. Either way, it’s nice to know that there are two Jewish holidays in which their names play starring roles.
The award for Twitter Quip o’ the Day goes to one Mr. David Wolkin:
gwyneth paltrow just straight up pouring honey on her daughter’s head for rosh hashanah
— David Wolkin (@david_wolkin) September 5, 2014
Welcome to the tribe, kids!