Gwyneth Paltrow plans to raise her children as Jewish. This just might get her impeached as WASP president.
Paltrow has expressed her issues with religion, citing it as "the cause of all the problems in the world." But let's face it. Judaism is cool. Despite the standup material of 90% of comedians.
While at a London event hosted by the Jewish charity Community Security Trust, Gwyneth explained that her decision came after appearing on the celebrity ancestry show, Who Do You Think You Are? On the show, Paltrow discovered her family comes from a long line of prominent East European rabbis.
Coming from both a Jewish and Christian background, Gwyneth was brought up with both religions:
"It was such a nice way to grow up," Gwyneth recently said. But, contradicting her recent decision, she added, "I don’t believe in religion."
But a genealogy expert explained that because religion passes down through the matriarchal line, Gwyenth's children couldn't be considered true Jews because their grandmother, Bylthe Danner is a Christian.
He explained: "Miss Paltrow may just want to follow traditions that she did as a child, like observing the Sabbath, keeping a kosher home and celebrating holidays."
Well, that's pretty shitty. If this story and that episode of Sex and the City where Charlotte tries to convert to Judaism for her fiancé are any indication, Judaism is like the only religion that doesn't want any more people in it. Which I can appreciate. Because it beats being accosted in the street with flyers and hiding in your own home when you hear a strange knock at the door.