Articles By Nate Bloom


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    Interfaith Celebrities: Major League Hebrews 2009

    By Nate Bloom

    Ten Jewish baseball players from interfaith families, fun in Adventureland and Lindsay Lohan has tsuris.

    Date: 04-14-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: Jason Segel on the Benefits of Not Fitting In

    By Nate Bloom

    Funny, charming and sensitive Jason Segel is the child of an interfaith marriage raised as a Jew. Nate Bloom would also like to see Scarlett Johanssen wherever possible.

    Date: 03-31-2009

    A Pint of Guinness, A Cup of Manischevitz: Some Irish/Jewish Connections

    By Nate Bloom

    Famous people with Jewish and Irish backgrounds, like Matthew Broderick, Brooke Burke and Daniel Radcliffe, some sources on the history and culture of Irish Jews and some famous Irish-Jewish couples.

    Date: 03-16-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: I Love You, Man

    By Nate Bloom

    Our celebrity columnist loves the new schlub comedies of Judd Apatow and John Hamburg, and is surprised that Lindsay Lohan seems interested in conversion to Judaism.

    Date: 03-16-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: Joaquin Jesting?

    By Nate Bloom

    Is Joaquin Phoenix putting everyone on, or has the trauma of his life finally caught up with him? His co-stars in Two Lovers, Gwynneth Paltrow and Vinessa Shaw, also come from interfaith backgrounds. Also, an update on Israeli beauty Bar Refaeli's

    Date: 03-03-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: Oscar Time 2009

    By Nate Bloom

    Sean Penn's Oscar-nominated portrayal of political figure Harvey Milk may have been shaped by his Jewish father's left-wing politics. Other Oscar nominees of Jewish ancestry include Alexa Davalos, Peter Morgan, Eric Roth and Tia Lessin.

    Date: 02-17-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: Isla Fisher Joins the Tribe

    By Nate Bloom

    Isla Fisher finally converted to Judaism in order to marry her boyfriend Sacha Baron Cohen--though she hasn't done that second part yet. Also, interfaith celebrities on the 99 sexiest women list, and Judd Apatow makes movies with interfaith actors.

    Date: 02-03-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: Loving Leah and Liev, Too

    By Nate Bloom

    There aren't many movies about levirate marriage, so it's not difficult to say that Loving Leah is the best one--especially with performances by Lauren Ambrose and Adam Kaufman.

    Date: 01-20-2009

    Interfaith Celebrities: Some Single, Some Scary, Some Golden

    By Nate Bloom

    David Goyer's scary new film owes something to Hebrew School, Sean Penn's portrayal of Harvey Milk up for Golden Globe award and what an American Idol judge has in common with J.D. Salinger.

    Date: 01-06-2009

    My Top Five Christmas Movies with Major Jewish Connections

    By Nate Bloom

    In reverse order, here is my list of the five most Jewish popular Christmas movies of all time, with some information on each film's Jewish connections.

    Date: 12-09-2008

    The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2008)

    By Nate Bloom

    Background on the Jewish songwriters of the 25 most popular Christmas songs.

    Date: 12-08-2008

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