Culture, Mishegas

Celebrity Judaism

None of which you really wanted to know:
Last week, on Shemini Atzeret, The Dalai Lama paid a visit to the sukkah of Washington, D.C. Conservative behemoth Adas Israel. Actually, that’s kind of cool. I wish I had been there.
Dalai Lama visits Adas Israel
From the sublime to the ridiculous.. Lindsay Lohan has apparently (at least for this month) announced that she is officially converting to Judaism. I’m not sure whether to be hopeful for her that this will help her fill in whatever it is she’s searching for, or be doubtful that it will last longer than for Britney Spear’s hair to grow out. Well, at least she appears to know the difference between Judaism and pseud0-kabbalah practiced by that other famous blonde.

3 thoughts on “Celebrity Judaism

  1. I’m proud that a synagogue hosted the Dalai Lama. It’s important that Jews be, and are known as being, on the side of freedom and against tyranny.

  2. What does being “on the side of freedom and against tryanny” have to do with the Dalai Lama. Was Tibet a free, liberal democracy prior to its domination by Han Chinese? No, it was a tightly controlled theocracy run by a handful of monks.

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