Don’t call me yenta

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Jewish celebrity gossip roundup along with some colorful commentary by Cheryl Jacobs.

Don’t call me yenta

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I thought I'd mix things up a bit this month with a game. Below I've posted several quotes from Jewish celebs. Can you match each Member of the Tribe to his or her quote? I'll reveal the correct answers in my post next monthjust don't call me yenta!

 

  1. "I'll be damned if I'm going to change my name. I'm a Jew and I'm proud of it."
  2. "As an individual who is proud to be Jewish, I will not be associated with Mr Galliano in any way. I hope at the very least these terrible comments remind us to reflect and act upon combating these still-existing prejudices that are the opposite of all that is beautiful."
  3. "I am Irish as a person, but I feel Jewish an an actor."
  4. "I`m Jewish, but I`m totally not."
  5. "First of all, the Jewish religion has a great deal in common with the Christian religion because, as Rabbi Gillman points out in the show, Christianity is based on Judaism. Christ was Jewish."
  6. "The Jewish part of me is superstitious."
  7. "Well I was in Russia. I wasn`t allowed to be religious. My whole family was in the holocaust. My grandparents passed and not many survived. After the holocaust in Russia you were not allowed to be religious. So my parents raised me to know I was Jewish. You know who you are inside. You don`t need to tell the whole world. You believe what you believe and that`s what`s important."
  8. "I went to a Jewish school, where nobody understood what it was like to be black and Jewish."
  9. "The night before our wedding I went to mikvah and Mike went to the ocean."
  10. "I interviewed survivors, I went to Poland, saw the cities and spent time with the people and spoke to the Jews who had come back to Poland after the war and talked about why they had come back."
  11. "It's a survivor's sense of humor, maybe even a Jewish sense of humor. Because of the difficulty of life for many Eastern Europeans - the pogroms, the Revolution, the Holocaust - their humor is broad and aggressively and ridiculously comic."
  12. "I didn't want the pain of it. I didn't want the derision. I didn't come from some tough New York community where I'd say: 'I'm Jewish -you want to make something out of it?' There was an insidious anti-Semitism in Los Angeles."
  13. "You know I grew up with the same holidays and such, in an Orthodox manner, in a Kosher home, and all of that. And those are strict rules to live by that I think really shape your personality and discipline. I think they definitely, whether I knew it at the time or not, subconsciously it definitely seeped in to just create a good balance."
  14. "I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between. I dress funny. I play all these different styles of music on one record. It's like, What is he doing?"
  15. "I'm Jewish. I don't work out. If God had wanted us to bend over, He would have put diamonds on the floor."

 

  1. Sarah Silverman
  2. Joan Rivers
  3.  Dustin Hoffman
  4. Barbara Walters
  5.  Gwenyth Paltrow
  6.  Drake
  7.  Steven Spielberg
  8.  Mila Kunis
  9. Liev Schreiber
  10.  Mayam Bialik
  11.  Emmanuelle Chriqui
  12.  Harrison Ford
  13.  Barbara Streisand
  14.  Natalie Portman
  15.  Lenny Kravitz
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