Can We Talk About Harry Styles’ Hebrew Tattoo For a Sec?

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One Direction's most popular pinup is probably Harry Styles, who is all over the tabloids these days for his relationship with Taylor Swift. But I'm much more interested in something else - his tattoos. Specifically, the Hebrew one.According to The Sun, the tat spells out "Gemma," Harry's sister's name. (I would have pronounced it "Gimah," but according to my resident fluent ivrit-speaker that second symbol is an apostrophe and not a yud.) While it's sweet of him to get his big sis' name … [Read more...]

From ‘Game of Thrones’ to Ancient Hebrew Scholarship

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Jack Gleeson wears two hats: by night, he plays Prince Joffrey on HBO's hit show Game of Thrones, and by day he's an undergraduate at Dublin's Trinity College. Gleeson is majoring in theology and philosophy. Yesterday, Trinity announced that Gleeson was among the roughly 100 students chosen as "scholars." Among his future plans? Not acting. Gleeson has said that he might do some amateur local theater, but his heart is in scholarship. "I'd like to be an academic, a philosophy lecturer if … [Read more...]

‘Mad Men’ Just Got Way More Jewish

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I love Mad Men, and I like the way that the first two episodes of the new season have the characters reacting to the massive changes taking place in the world around them. This week's episode, "Tea Leaves," featured two new characters: a black female secretary and a male Jewish copywriter.The copywriter, Michael Ginsberg (played by Ben Feldman), comes from a working class family and asks Peggy to please be proud of him because no one else in his life is proud of him. When he goes home that … [Read more...]

‘Happy Endings’ Star Adam Pally Rocks a Hebrew Tattoo

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On last week's episode of Happy Endings, Max (played by Adam Pally) had a shirtless scene. Since the show features a healthy amount of sex, that wasn't unusual. But what was unusual was the discovery that Max and his portrayer have a chest tattoo. A Hebrew tattoo that reads "Asher."In an interview with Craig Ferguson, Pally talked about the tattoo and said that Asher is his Hebrew name. Since tattoos are outlawed in Judaism, the ink is extra funny. However, the episode didn't cover the … [Read more...]


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