Converted for the Gifts? Top 10 Celebrity Converted Jews

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Lohan official Jew.
The other night we happened to catch that classic Seinfeld episode where Seinfeld's dentist converts to Judaism and Jerry gets all up in arms about it. What's so funny about Jerry's miff is that he's not upset that the guy isn't taking the religion seriously; no, he thinks his dentist converted so that he will have the ability to tell Jewish jokes.

Changing religions is a big to do, especially in the Jewish faith. There are tests, written and emotionally, Rabbis are known to actively dissuade a convert wannabe. There's studying of books and being drilled in Jewish court, but it's worth it in the end -- because then you have the right to eight nights of presents!

That's right, Hannukah is upon us and unlike that other December holiday, (which will go unnamed) Hannukah isn't a one-day present affair. The presents go on for over a week. Sure, you might get a night of socks or Hanes T-shirts, but who cares, tomorrow will bring some other wonderful (practical) gift.

In Hollywood changing religion is as common as changing Gucci bags, you can just buy a new one. But you can't buy into Judaism, so why do so many make the switch? Obviously, the majority believe in the religion, but is it possible that some are making the switch for the presents? Either way, there are a lot of Jewish converts out there in La La Land, and we've found our top ten.

Art Attack's top ten celebrity Jewish converts:

10: Tom Arnold

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Apparently, Tom converted because of his marriage to Roseanne Bar, or maybe because of the Matzoh ball soup.

9. Connie Chung

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Connie Chung has been a journalist for over three decades; she got her start back with Walter Cronkite. Chung is a converted Jew because of her marriage to fellow journalist Maury Povich. She is also Chinese, which could be really nice when ordering Chinese food take out on Christmas.

8. Elizabeth Banks

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Elizabeth Banks, aka Mrs. Max Handelman

Banks is married to a sportswriter named Max Handelman and converted before marrying him. He wrote a book about Fantasy Football. His name is Max Handelman. She must really love him.

7. Kate Capshaw

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If you didn't know it, Kate Capshaw is also known as Mrs. Steven Spielberg. If Steven Spielberg wants you to convert to Judaism, you do it.

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rmc123
rmc123

Lohan is not a 'official jew'

You have to have to Jewish blood, this is a very sacred race, it isn't a club you can join.

You have to have a Jewish mother, have the blood and soul of a jewish person

Mychal
Mychal

You know, this article is pretty insulting to converts because you make all of them sound like they converted because there was some benefit to it or because they married someone. Strange as this may sound, the vast, vast majority of converts convert because they feel called by God, because they they love Judaism, and because they love the Jewish people. When you join the most persecuted people in the history of the world, you don't do it because you like lox and bagels. Becoming a Jew is no light matter. When you join, you do so knowing that the day may come when you will face persecution--and even death--for being a Jew. It's not a matter of if there will be another Holocaust, but when and where. But for that love of God, Judaism, and Jews, you give up your protected status as a Gentile and you stand with the Jewish people--even to death. Let's please not demean these people's conversions. "Dearer to God than all of the Israelites who stood at Mount Sinai is the convert. Had the Israelites not witnessed the lightning, thunder, and quaking mountain, and had they not heard the sounds of the shofar, they would not have accepted the Torah. But the convert, who did not see or hear any of these things, surrendered to God and accepted the yoke of heaven. Can anyone be dearer to God than such a person?" Tanhuma (ed. Buber), Lekh Lekha 6:32

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That's an interesting and informative article, though I hadno idea that celebrities are too eager about Jews.

grubest
grubest

Soleil Moon Frye didn't convert to Judaism. Her mother was Jewish. So she was already in.

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Cabana
Cabana

This is the most poorly written article I've ever seen.

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ZongVoo

Dude may well be the coolest thing ever. I mean like seriously.www.Total-Privacy [dot] US

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