Oprah Winfrey Doing a Special About Orthodox Jewish Families

Oprah Winfrey recently paid a visit to two Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.  According to Chabad.org, the blog for the Lubavitch sect of Orthodox Jews, Oprah took part in a ritual meal (I’m going to guess a Shabbat dinner?), interviewed women from the community, and toured a mikveh (although she didn’t actually get in one, [Read More...]

Rumor Mill: Is Paul McCartney Converting to Judaism?

According to the National Enquirer (roll your eyes all you want, but they were totally right about John Edwards), Paul McCartney has told friends that he is planning to convert to Judaism at the behest of his new bride, Nancy Shevell. Nancy is a New York socialite and the cousin of Barbara Walters, and unlike [Read More...]

Anton Yelchin Discusses Antisemitism In Nylon Magazine

In the October issue of Nylon magazine, actor Anton Yelchin (best known for playing Chekhov in the JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot) talks about his family’s struggle to leave Russia and the antisemitism they experienced there. His parents, Viktor and Irina, were pairs figure skaters in the 1970s and even qualified for the national Olympic [Read More...]


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