The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2012)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2010)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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Irving Berlin, Ellin McKay and White Christmas

Irving Berlin, Ellin McKay and White Christmas

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2012)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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New Faces on TV Plus a Hollywood LegendNew Faces on TV Plus a Ho.com

The latest installment of our celebrity column looks at two new sitcom stars, plus the life of a Hollywood producer.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Long Line of Interfaith Indianas

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Shia LaBeouf, Harrison Ford, Jennifer Westfeldt and the Jewish descendents of former presidents.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Play Ball!

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at major league baseball players in 2007 and Michael Chiklis, who is married to a Jewish woman.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Is Harry Potter Half-Jewish?

Nate Bloom?s celebrity column on celebrities with interfaith connections features Daniel Radcliffe, Jack Black, Adam Brody and Rachel Bilson.

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Interfaith Celebrities: For Peet’s Sake

Nate Bloom?s column on celebrities with interfaith connections features Amanda Peet and Liev Schreiber.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Glee News; Seth Meyers Gets Engaged; Baseball News

News from TV’s Glee, an SNL favorite gets engaged, and America’s pastime.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Ginnifer Goodwin Re-Discovers Judaism; Rachelle LeFevere is Hot; Liev Scheiber: New Series; Gary David G

Interfaith Celebrities: Ginnifer Goodwin Re-Discovers Judaism; Rachelle LeFevre is Hot; Liev Scheiber: New Series; Gary David Goldberg

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Interfaith Celebrities: Michelle Chamuel and Former Child Stars

Michelle Chamuel is rocking The Voice. Plus what former child star Mara Wilson has to say about Amanda Bynes (and other child stars who run into trouble).

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Interfaith Celebrities: Will Smith’s Jewish Movie Family and Tony Nominees

A look at After Earth, starring Will and Jaden Smith, plus the Tony Nominees.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Liberace, Survivor, and Much More

A look at the memoir by Scott Thorson that inspired the new HBO movie about his former lover, Liberace; the recent winner of Survivor; Mel Brooks, Kat Dennings, Josh Radnor, and more!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Rock and Roll, Beauty, and More

A look at some of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, People’s changing view of beauty, and more!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Baseball, Couples, and a Wedding

Major League Hebrews, 2013; The Talk about interfaith gay couples; and the case of a Big Wedding.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Baseball, News, and a Bar Mitzvah

Jackie Robinson takes the the big screen, Jake Tapper and CNN, and the viral bar mitzvah invitation video.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Irish-Jewish Connections; Another Waltz Story; and Miller’s Jewish Novel

Interfaith Celebrities: Irish-Jewish Connections; Another Waltz Story; and Miller’s Jewish Novel

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Interfaith Celebrities: Oz, Advocates for the Hungry, and Red Widow

Oz The Great and Powerful comes to theatres, advocating for food education and solutions to hunger in America, and Red Widow comes to TV.

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Interfaith Celebrities: 85th Annual Academy Awards

A look at the Jewish and interfaith Oscar nominees, their music and movies.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Lifetime’s Movie and the Grammys

Interfaith and intercultural romance take the spotlight in Lifetime’s new movie. A look at some of the Grammy nominees.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Girls and Sports

Golden Globe Surprises; Girls’ Zosia Mamet Opens Up; NHL Hockey Players; Say a Prayer for a Good Guy

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Interfaith Celebrities: Les Mis?rables’; the Golden Globe Awards; and Paul Simon

Anne Hathaway on marriage and Les Mis; the Jewish and interfaith Golden Globe nominees; and Paul Simon’s connection to two tragedies.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Movies, Music, and More

Monsters Inc. returns, the cast of The Guilt Trip, The Central Park Five documentary, music from Ken Burns’ Civil War, Mark Feuerstein as a cow for Hanukkah, and more!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Couples & Hitchcock’s Interfaith Connections

Updates on interfaith celebrity couples. Plus, the many interfaith connections in the new Hitchcock movie and its Psycho predecessor.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Nate Silver, Another Bond, and Happy Endings

Nate Silver, who won the 2012 election; Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, and the James Bond family; and bar mitzvah parties on tv.

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Interfaith Celebrities: a New Couple, New Movies, And Sports

First Kelso and Jackie, now Ashton and Mila. Two movies you should check out. (And is that Seth Cohen sneaking in?) Plus, golf!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Pro Football Round-Up; Drew Barrymore Converting; and New Year’s Tweets

Who Jewish and interfaith players on the NFL roster. Just married, Drew Barrymore is converting to Judaism. Celebrities tweet in the Jewish New Year.

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Interfaith Celebrities: 64th Primetime Emmys

A look at the Jewish and interfaith nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmys. Plus, High Holidays wishes.

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Interfaith Celebrities: New TV Season, Segel and Williams Soar, Mayer and Perry Crash

A look at the television shows starting this September in prime time; the romance of Jason Segel and Michelle Williams; updates on John Mayer and Katy Perry

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Interfaith Celebrities: Lisa Kudrow; Tavi Gevinson, Oracle of Girl World; Olympic Results and Raisman’s Rabbi

The scoop on Lisa Kudrow’s interfaith marriage; Tavi Gevinson, Oracle of Girl World; plus Olympic Results and Raisman’s Rabbi.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Olympic News and Other Updates

As the London Olympic Summer Games continue, updates on the Jewish and interfaith athletes. Plus, Joy Behar’s new talk show and more.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Batman and the Olympics

The cast and characters of The Dark Night Rises. The Jewish and interfaith roster of the London Olympic Games.

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Interfaith Celebrities: An Upcoming Actor, An Enduring Celebrity Interfaith Marriage and Sheriff Andy’s Jewish Roots

Learning about Ezra Miller, looking at James Garner’s long career and interfaith marriage, and remembering Andy Griffith.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Films Spider-Man & Lola Versus

A look at the celebrities, and their connections, in the new Spider-Man and the indie film Lola Versus.

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Interfaith Celebrites: a New Online Interfaith Series, a Pair of Literary Greats and More Family Trees

Barbra Streisand and basketball come to Brooklyn, Hemingway & Gellhorn come to the screen, Rashida Jones’ family tree, and Christopher Columbus’ Jewish roots?

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Interfaith Celebrities: a New Online Interfaith Series, a Pair of Literary Greats and More Family Trees

Barbra Streisand and basketball come to Brooklyn, Hemingway & Gellhorn come to the screen, Rashida Jones’ family tree, and Christopher Columbus’ Jewish roots?

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Updates Column

Adam Yauch, Drew Barrymore, Girls on TV and another Jewish Major Leaguer.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Romantic Comedy, Major League Round-up, and Rock Hall of Fame Inductees

The Five Year [Interfaith] Engagement, 2012’s Jewish and interfaith major leaguers, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Coming of Age Again, the Girls of NYC and a Couple of Rookies

Drake’s bar mitzvah as a music video, the stars of HBO’s NYC

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Interfaith Celebrities: Famous Family Trees

Television’s genealogy shows are gaining popularity – and showing celebrities’ Jewish roots.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Dancing and More Witch Ancestry

The interfaith celebrities on Dancing with the Stars, and more on the witch ancestor of Zach Braff and Mitt Romney.

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Interfaith Celebrities: On and Off the Screens, Today and Yesteryear

Relationships, models, big screen stars, TV stars, and getting nostalgic for stars of yesteryear.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Oscar Time! Jewish/Interfaith Nominees

The inside scoop on the Jewish and interfaith celebrities nominated for this year’s Oscar awards.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Politicians, a Witchhunt, Grammy Nominees and More!

In Nate Bloom’s bi-weekly column, the scoop on an unlikely family relation, this year’s Grammy nominees, and an old favorite returns to TV.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Upcoming Celebrity Nuptials

A look at two upcoming interfaith weddings: Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman, and Amber Tamblyn and David Cross.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Golden Globes and Television

A look at the Jewish and interfaith connections to this year’s Golden Globes. Plus, new mid-season television shows.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Weddings and Sports Across the Globe

Recent celebrity interfaith marriages, plus basketball players during the lockout.

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Shining a Light on the Largely Untold Story of the Origins of Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

The history of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, his creator, and their interfaith and Jewish backgrounds.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2011)

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas. And many of the season’s biggest/most annoying hits were written by Jewish songwriters.

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Interfaith Celebrities: An Ensemble Film for the New Year, Mayim Bialik and Favorite Holiday Movies

Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve, Mayim Bialik’s Jewish journey, and favorite December holiday movies on TV.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Albom’s Latest, a Star-Studded Muppet Movie and Belafonte’s Jewish Roots

Mitch Albom brings interfaith to the small screen, the Muppets take the big screen, and Harry Belafonte’s life comes to a book near you.

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Interfaith Celebrities: High Holiday Celebrity Goings-on, a New Congressional Memoir and a Possible Beatle Conversion?

Interfaith Celebrities: High Holiday Celebrity Goings-on, a New Congressional Memoir and a Possible Beatle Conversion?

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Interfaith Celebrities: Rosh Hashanah Noshes, Athletes and More Stars

The bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column looking at football, Chelsea Handler’s Rosh Hashanah dishes and this season’s new TV stars.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Fall TV Preview, The Emmys and the Lauren-Bush Wedding

A look at the Jewish and interfaith actors of the new fall TV lineup and the Emmy nominations. And the inside scoop on the Lauren Bush/David Lauren wedding.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Tennis, Baseball and Weight Deals

Looking at tennis’s Mardy Fish; Major League Baseball’s Brad Ausmus; and the weight loss of Carrie Fisher, Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Kelly Kelly, Daniela Ruah, Lauren Storm and Vanessa Carlton

Nate Bloom’s bi-weekly column about interfaith celebrities. This time, focusing on a wrestler, two actresses and a singer/songwriter.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Cowboys and Aliens, Amy Winehouse in Memoriam

In his bi-weekly column, Nate Bloom looks at the Jewish and interfaith connections in the movie Cowboys and Aliens, and remembers Amy Winehouse.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Movies, Musicians and Theatre

A look at Harry Potter’s final film, Ziggy Marley and Rastafari movement, Kristin Scott Thomas in the Holocaust film

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Interfaith Celebrities: a Former Geek, the Equestrian Author, and an Aboriginal Jewish Doctor

The bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column brings you the scoop on John Francis Daley and his Freaks and Geeks crew; Mayor Bloomberg’s daughter, champion equestrian and author; and an Australian Aboriginal Jewish doctor.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Closer’s Kyra Sedgwick, Lauren London Loves Babs, and Eva Green Speaks Out

The Closer‘s Kyra Sedgwick talks about the last season; Lauren London on being black and Jewish, and her love of Streisand; and Eva Green speaks out against Dior’s John Galliano.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Tonys, From Sheen to Kutcher, a Beatle Wedding, and Football

In his bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column, Nate Bloom brings you the inside scoop on the Tony Awards, Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher, Sir Paul McCartney’s wedding, and Jewish footballer Gabe Carimi.

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Interfaith Celebrities: a Royal Wedding, May-December Romance and Montreal Connections

The latest interfaith celebrity scoop from Hollywood – Britain and Canada too!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Take Me Out to the Ballpark with Emmy Rossum

Our bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column looks at the Jewish side of this season’s baseball rosters. Plus, getting to know Emmy Rossum of the big and small screen.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Dave Barry, The Ten Commandments, and a Passover Bonus!

Nate Bloom’s bi-weekly celebrities column looks at comedian Dave Barry, the epic film The Ten Commandments, and a Jake Gyllenhaal Passover bonus.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Elizabeth Taylor, Casey Abrams, Mildred Pierce, and more!

Remembering Elizabeth Taylor, American Idol’s Casey Abrams, HBO’s Mildred Pierce, and more!

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Interfaith Celebrities: Something Hot as Winter Rolls On

In his bi-weekly interfaith celebrities column, Nate Bloom looks at the Jewish and interfaith women who grace the AskMen 99 Most Desirable Women list. Plus: updates on Leonard Cohen, Rufus Wainwright, and Lindsay Lohan.

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Happy Valentine’s Day Music

A look at love songs by Jewish and interfaith songwriters, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Break Ups, the Recent Running Tally

In this week’s column, Nate Bloom gives the inside scoop on interfaith celebrity couples breaking up, getting divorced, and moving on.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Natalie Portman and the Golden Globes

Natalie Portman, Benjamin Millepied, The Black Swan, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Golden Globes, Scott Cohen, Lisa Kudrow, Lea Michele, Julianne Margulies, The Good Wife, Kyra Sedgwick, The Closer, Katey Sagal, Scott Caan, Jesse Eisenberg, James Franco, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Giamatti, Kevin Spacey, Helena Bonham-Carter, Mila Kunis, Andrew Garfield, Michael Douglas, Darren Aronofsky, Ben Stiller, Aaron Sorkin, Alan Menken

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Interfaith Celebrities: Gwyneth Paltrow, True Grit, Gulliver’s Travels, Little Fockers and the Kennedy Center Honorees

The latest celebrity news on the Coen brothers, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Stiller, Barbra Streisand, Hailee Steinfeld, Jack Black and Paul McCartney (or at least the Jews in his life).

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Interfaith Celebrities: Jewish Women of Black Swan and Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking

Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Winona Ryder, and Barbara Hershey will likely get Oscar nods for Black Swan. Carrie Fisher’s one-woman play, Wishful Drinking, comes to HBO. And The Clash, Spider-Man, and Daniel Radcliffe make bonus cameos.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Plame and Love, Love and Other Drugs, Remembering Jill Clayburgh

CIA agent Valerie Plame’s life becomes Fair Game for Naomi Watts, Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hatheway learn about Love and Other Drugs, and Jill Clayburgh is remembered.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Gwyneth Does Country, the Jews of Baseball and a Celebrity PSA

Nate Bloom has the scoop on Gwyneth Paltrow and her country music connections, the Jews of baseball (and not just Sandy Koufax!) and a celebrity studded public servicNate Bloom has the scoop on Gwyneth Paltrow and her country music connections, the Jews of baseball (and not just Sandy Koufax!) and Judd Apatow’s celebrity studded public service announcement.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Talk’s Hosts and David Schwimmers Bride

The many Jewish connections of the Talk‘s hosts. David Schwimmer marries – and his wife’s interfaith background.

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Interfaith Celebrities: New Faces on TV and a Hollywood Legend

Lucas Neff of Raising Hope and Ben Rappaport of Outsourced on their Jewish roots; Hollywood producer Jerry Weintraub’s life, interfaith marriages.

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Interfaith Celebrities: On The Gridiron, The Bear and Peaches

Nate Bloom’s latest column covers the 2010 NFL season’s Jewish roster, and the dirt on Hollywood’s latest interfaith dating couple – Peaches and The Bear.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Jennifer Grey Dances Again, Stuff His Dad Says

Nate Bloom’s latest column covers Jennifer Grey of Dirty Dancing fame, the author of the bestselling Sh*t My Dad Says and James Caan’s son.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Toronto’s High Holiday Problem, Songs for a “Black Sabbath”

Bloom’s latest column covers Paul Giamatti, Lena Horne, Dustin Hoffman, Connie Francis and more.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Is Sedgwick Closer to an Emmy, or Will Margulies Make Good?

Nate Bloom covers interfaith Emmy noms Julianna Margulies, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Hamm, Lea Michele and Eli Wallach. Not to mention Chelsea Clinton’s choreographer.

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Interfaith Celebrities and the Surprise Celebrity Conversion Meme

Chelsea Clinton is about to marry her Jewish sweetheart and Lindsay Lohan gets support from her Jewish ex. That doesn’t mean they’re going to convert!

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Interfaith Celebrities: The CNN Shuffle

As CNN changes its entire line-up, we catch up with interfaith celebrities like Paula Zahn, Larry King and Campbell Brown.

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Interfaith Celebrities We Admire

We have a friend crush on celebrities from following them for years, like Daniel Radcliffe, Scarlett Johansson and Mike Nichols. Our new favorite Drake is awesome, too.

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Interfaith Celebrities: More Sex, Sparring Partners and Fallen Heroes

A preview of Sex and the City 2, the story of boxing champion Yuri Foreman and his wife and fellow boxer, Leyla Leidecker and profiles of soldiers from interfaith families who died in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Beautiful People and Gleeful Broadway Stars

Dianna Agron is one of the world’s most beautiful people, Scarlett Johansson is nominated for a Tony award and Idina Menzel is coming back to Glee.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Iron Man 2

The second Iron Man movie features stars from interfaith backgrounds, including Robert Downey Jr., Gwynneth Paltrow and the delicious Scarlett Johansson.

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Interfaith Celebrities Play Baseball and Gwyneth Paltrow Plays Dietrich

A sense of pride in Jewish baseball, Gwyneth Paltrow’s favorite Passover recipes and the inside dope on her latest role.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Fishers and the Tweeters

Eddie Fisher’s adult daughters of interfaith marriages, Joely and Carrie Fisher, have interesting careers of their own, and Fisher Stevens wins an Oscar for his documentary film.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Oscar Nominees and Olympians

Ah Hollywood, where interfaith relationships are Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, Kurt Weill and Lotte Lenya–and where an actor who plays a Nazi can have a son studying in yeshivah in Jerusalem.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Ice Dancers and Desirable Women

We’re watching the Winter Olympics with an ice-dancer’s proud Jewish grandma and checking out which Jewish women the internet want to marry.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Olympic Athletes and American Faces

Olympic athletes from Jewish and interfaith family backgrounds compete in the Winter Olympics and Mike Nichols is among those profiled in Faces of America.

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Interfaith Celebrities: John Mayer Loves His Fans

Singer John Mayer loves his Twitter followers, so much that he has said Twitter is just like dating. It was on Twitter that Mayer revealed he’s Jewish and from an interfaith family.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Mel Brooks Honored at Kennedy Center

On the occasion of Mel Brooks receiving a Kennedy Center award, we reflect on his successful interfaith marriage to Anne Bancroft.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Twilight

Kosher vampires, the Detroit Pistons and Hanukkah Harry saving Easter–just a typical interfaith celebrity column.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2009)

Background on the Jewish songwriters of the 25 most popular Christmas songs, with special bio on Irving Berlin, and bonus Hanukkah tracks by non-Jewish songwriters.

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Interfaith Celebrities: 2012

Catching up with Amanda Peet and her husband, David Benioff, and checking in with Tobey McGuire.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Ivanka’s Jewish Wedding

Ivanka Trump chose Judaism, true love and a Vera Wang wedding gown. President Obama’s Jewish half-brother chose to write a novel about his life. Joshua Bell chose to help Warsaw’s Jewish Museum.

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Interfaith Celebrities: A Jewish American Idol

Adam Lambert didn’t win the American Idol contest, but he has made a name for himself as a singer, and spoken to the Jewish press about his interfaith family.

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Interfaith Celebrities Are Gleeful

If your friends have been buzzing about how much they love the TV show Glee, you’ll enjoy sharing with them that you have something in common with the actors and characters who share an interfaith family background.

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Interfaith Celebrities: New TV Season, New Football Season 2009

Taylor Mays, a college football player who learned athleticism from his bar mitzvah, Julianne Margulies on a her new show, and Christine Lahti, an actress we admire.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The 2009 Emmy Awards

The 2009 Emmy Award nominees include some actors and directors with a lot of interfaith interconnections–including Kevin Bacon.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Inglourious Basterds’ Surprises and Connections

Tarantino’s alternate history of World War II is almost as exciting as the real history of Jewish refugees from interfaith families who fought for the US.

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The Hidden Jewish History of Woodstock

It has been 40 years since the great music festival in the Catskills, and all the Jewish participants are looking back and writing memoirs.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Roasting Joan Rivers

Tom Arnold is funnier than people think, his ex-wife Roseanne Barr, less funny than she thinks. Richard Nixon was never funny.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Harry Potter Is An Interfaith Prince

Dan Radcliffe is proud of his Jewish heritage–not so much of his poetry. Ivanka Trump is over the moon about her fiancee and Amy Winehouse is splitting with her man.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Michael Jackson, Michael Douglas and Michael and Michael

Michael Jackson’s death has prompted the reopening of custody issues with his Jewish second wife, Deborah Rowe. Also, Michael Douglas’ happy family turns out for a lifetime American Film Institute Award.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Stallone’s Jewish Grandfather

Sylvester Stallone’s mom researches their Jewish ancestry, Evan Rachel Wood stars in a Woody Allen movie, Jewish baseball players face off.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Rudolph Takes a Trip

Maya Rudolph appears in a new movie by director Sam Mendes and James Franco is to star in another film as poet Alan Ginsberg.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Actors’ Careers Bloom

A new movie features two actors from Hungarian Jewish interfaith backgrounds, Adrien Brody and Rachel Weisz.

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Interfaith Celebrities: People With Pretty Faces

Nate Bloom tells us which of People‘s 100 Most Beautiful and Time‘s 100 Most Influential People are Jewish or in interfaith families. Plus, Michael J. Fox is an optimist.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Summer’s First Blockbuster

Happy news: Liev Schrieber as a buffed-up bad guy in a new movie, Paula Zahn reconciles with her husband and the supportive interfaith marriage of Lynda Carter.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Major League Hebrews 2009

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

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Interfaith Celebrities Play Ball and Dance the Merengue

Nate Bloom’s column features Jewish baseball players and a new movie with interfaith marriage starring John Leguizamo and Debra Messing.

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

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.

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

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: I Love You, Man

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Joaquin Jesting?

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

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Interfaith Celebrities: Oscar Time 2009

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Isla Fisher Joins the Tribe

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Loving Leah and Liev, Too

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Tony Award Nominees 2010

Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber are up for up for Tony Awards, plus a World-Cup soccer player, a reality show star and a thoughtful army veteran all from interfaith families.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Meet Dave, Elizabeth Banks, and Jean Sarkozky

Stars of Meet Dave and Diminished Capacity, as well as Nicholas Sarkozy’s handsome son Jean, are part of interfaith families.

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My Top Five Christmas Movies with Major Jewish Connections

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Why Pink is a Mixed Bag

Nate Bloom’s celebrity column discusses the interfaith heritage of Ashley Tisdale, of High School Musical, and Pink, as well as Woody Guthrie’s Jewish wife, Sarah Silverman’s Catholic boyfriend and MLS star Jonathan Borstein’s Mexi

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Interfaith Celebrities: W. and Other Cowboy Movies

Elizabeth Banks and Scott Glenn, two actors with interfaith connections, appear in the new film W.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Story Behind Eliot Spitzer’s Intermarriage

Nate Bloom’s celebrity column covers the Eliot Spitzer scandal and Jews in the news–CNN, that is.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The 2011 Oscars

A look at the 2011 Oscars, focusing on the Jewish and interfaith nominees.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Politics, Movies and Rock and Roll

Paul Newman’s legacy as a mensch, what Barack and Harry S. Truman have in common, and the story of Candace Bergen’s second happy marriage.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Olympic Update

Athletes from Jewish backgrounds excel in cycling, fencing and swimming in Summer 2008 Olympics.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Michael J. Fox Receives Reform Award, Liev Schreiber Narrates Jewish-Americans

Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Michael J. Fox, David Duchovny and Liev Schreiber.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Of Hip Hop, Heroes and the Oscars

Nate Bloom’s celebrity column focuses on Stephen Frears, director of The Queen, MC Serch, host of “Ego Trip’s the (White) Rapper Show, and Jessalyn Gilsig, of “Heroes.”

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Interfaith Celebrities: Young, Gifted, Black and Jewish

Three actresses of African-American and Ashkenazi Jewish heritage have new projects: Lisa Bonet, Sophie Onokedo and Jenny Lumet.

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Interfaith Celebrities: HOF, PEDs and ER

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Madonna, Shia LaBeouf (again!), Julianna Margulies and Scott Schoeneweis.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Five Beautiful Women, A Violinist and One Caveman

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at interfaith beauties on People’s list of the “100 Most Beautiful People in the World” as well as the star of the Geico caveman ads.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Britney and Christina

Nate Bloom’s celebrity column on celebrities with interfaith connections features Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Ben Stiller and Scarlett Johansson.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Beijing Bound

Olympic athletes from interfaith families are promising cyclists, swimmers and soccer players.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Amanda Bynes Un-Retires at 24, Rich Rags Mel

Amanda Bynes, CNN entertainment reporter Jim Moret and Mel Gibson are covered.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Actors and Athletes Warming Up Winter

Jewish ice hockey players are cool and Robert Downey Jr. is hot. Plus, a warm Jewish-Palestinian friendship in women’s college basketball.

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Interfaith Celebrities: A Righteous Grandfather and a Promiscuous Model

Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Helena Bonham-Carter, Carla Bruni and Juno.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Interfaith NFL-ers and Cole Hauser’s Impressive Pedigree

Nate Bloom’s column on intermarried celebrities and Jewish celebrities covers Jews in the NFL, Cole Hauser and Fred Goss.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Tribute at the Kennedy Center

George Bush actually kissed Barbra Streisand on the cheek at a White House ceremony for Kennedy Center Award honorees. Also, interfaith marriage on Gossip Girls and an introduction to David Gregory, the new moderator on Meet the Press.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2008)

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

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Interfaith Celebrities: A Surprising Dancer, A Head of State and a Baseball Great

Brooke Burke surprises everyone with her dancing, John Key becomes Prime Minister of New Zealand and Rod Carew is not a Jew, but he is one of baseball’s all-time greats.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Rahmbo, Good Sports, Bad Guys and Political Porn Stars

A black man in the White House with a Jewish Chief of Staff? Can you believe that people in Philadelphia are even more shocked to have a black Jewish man as general manager of their baseball team? It’s a new day in America.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Kicking Off Football Season and the Emmy Awards

A round-up on Jewish athletes, including football players David Binn and Igor Olshansky, and who is who and Jewish among Emmy nominees.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Back to Beverly Hills

Many actors from interfaith families appear in the new television line-up, including Ron Perlman, Jessica Walter, Maggie Siff and Dave Franco. Lindsay Lohan is the subject of gossip for her relationship with Anglo-Jewish DJ Samantha Ronson.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Dark Knight

Interfaith and Jewish celebrity connections to the new movie The Dark Knight.

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Interfaith Celebrities Take You Out To The Ballgame

This has been a banner year for interfaith celebrities in baseball: Kevin Youkilis, Ryan Braun and Ian Kinsler make the All-Star teams.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Brat Pack

Nate Bloom’s celebrity column covers Rob Lowe’s rabbi, other Brat Pack actors, and Caroline Kennedy’s Jewish husband Edwin Schlossberg.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Funny Guys

Harrison Ford jokes around about his Jewish background, with additional joking by Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, and Ben Stiller.

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Interfaith Celebrities Are Involved In Sex, Again

Sex and the City stars have Jewish connections; Maxim’s list of beautiful women includes many with Jewish background.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Revisiting Exodus and Narnia

On Israel’s 60th anniversary, a look back at Paul Newman, star of the movie Exodus and a child of interfaith marriage.

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Interfaith Celebrities Iron Men

Jon Favreau, a child of interfaith marriage, directs the new superhero movie Iron Man with Robert Downey and Gwynneth Paltrow starring.

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Interfaith Celebrities: There Will Be (Jewish) Blood at the Oscars

Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities covers Jewish, half-Jewish and intermarried 2008 Oscar nominees, including the Coen brothers and Daniel Day-Lewis.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Amy Winehouse Grammy Mystery and The Rise of Paul Rudd

Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Jewish Grammy nominees, including Amy Winehouse and Barbra Streisand, as well as Paul Rudd.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Jews on Ice, Christina’s Baby and Meadow’s Trip to Israel

Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Jewish players in the NHL, Christina Aguilera’s new child and Jamie-Lynn Sigler’s trip to Israel.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Some Single, Some Scary, Some Golden

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.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Dancing with the Stars of David

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Marc Cuban, Jane Seymour, Kirk Douglas and a night of Jewish comedy at a Chinese restaurant.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs (2007)

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

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Interfaith Celebrities: Santa’s Jewish Family, and Margot at the Wedding’s Near-Minyan

Nate Bloom?s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Paul Giamatti?s and Ewan McGregor?s Jewish families, as well as all the Jewish and half-Jewish connections in Margot at the Wedding.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Katie Couric’s Jewish Mom and The Jewish Side to West Side Story

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Katie Couric and the creators of

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Jewing of Ryan Braun and Amanda Bynes’ Yom Kippur Premiere

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Ryan Braun and Amanda Bynes.

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Interfaith Celebrities: CNN’s Intermarried Beauties and E!’s Interfaith Ingenue

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Paula Zahn, Campbell Brown and Chelsea Handler.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Chelsea’s Jewish Boyfriend, Winona and The Two Coreys

Nate Bloom?s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Chelsea Clinton?s relationship with her Jewish boyfriend, the stars of The Ten and Corey Haim and Corey Feldman.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Becks and “Sex”

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at David Beckham and the “Sex in the City” girls. 

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Interfaith Celebrities: Kyra Sedgwick, Baseball’s Braun-y Interfaith Rookie and a Jewish Maori Director

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Kyra Sedgwick, Ryan Braun of the Milwaukee Brewers and Taika Cohen, a Jewish-Maori director and writer.

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Shes the Man A Q&A with Amanda Bynes

Interview with Amanda Bynes, the half-Jewish actress from She’s the Man, What a Girl Wants, and Hairspray.

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Interfaith Celebrities: Shia the Mensch

Nate Bloom’s column on celebrities with interfaith connections looks at Shia LaBeouf, Daniel Radcliffe and Amanda Bynes–all of whom are children of mixed parentage.

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Interfaith Celebrities: On Jake Gyllenhaal’s Jewish-ishness and Robert Downey Jr. the Jubu

Nate Bloom’s column about celebrities focuses on Jake Gyllenhaal, Robert Downey Jr. and Ronnie Spector.

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Interfaith Celebrities: The Jewish Mermaid

Nate Bloom’s column on interfaith celebrities looks at Darryl Hannah, Jordan Farmar and Sophie Okonedo.

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The Jews Who Wrote Christmas Songs

Profile on the Jewish or partially Jewish songwriters and artists who wrote 12 of the 25 most popular Christmas songs of all-time.

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