Gwyneth Paltrow Reportedly Converting to Judaism Because Why Not?

Gwyneth Paltrow is reportedly converting to Judaism.

The Iron Man star has been practicing Kabbalah, an offshoot of Judaism, for several years and is now looking to make a full transition into the religion, according to the New York Post.

According to U.K.’s DailyMail online, the announcement was reportedly made during Gwyneth’s attendance at an event in London hosted by the Community Security Trust – a charity that endeavours to protect British Jews from anti-Semitism and bigotry.

Paltrow has family ties to Judaism – in 2011, she discovered her ancestors came from a long line of East European rabbis on genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? and her father, Bruce Paltrow, was a practicing Jew.

Her mother, Blythe Danner, is Christian and the actress was raised practicing both religions.

It is rumored that her strict belief and practice of Kabbalah was one of the factors that contributed to her ‘conscious uncoupling’ with Coldplay hubby Chris Martin this March.

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  1. How can Gwyneth Paltrow convert to Judaism? Her father was Jewish and her brother had a frickin BAR MITZVAH ceremony. Reform Judaism already considers her Jewish.

    For future reference:
    Actors of fully Jewish background: -Logan Lerman, Natalie Portman, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mila Kunis, Bar Refaeli, James Wolk, Julian Morris, Esti Ginzburg, Kat Dennings, Erin Heatherton, Odeya Rush, Anton Yelchin, Paul Rudd, Scott Mechlowicz, Lizzy Caplan, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Gal Gadot, Robert Kazinsky, Melanie Laurent, Marla Sokoloff, Shiri Appleby, Justin Bartha, Adam Brody, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Gabriel Macht, Halston Sage, Seth Gabel.

    Actors with Jewish mothers and non-Jewish fathers -Jake Gyllenhaal, Dave Franco, Scarlett Johansson, Daniel Radcliffe, Alison Brie, Eva Green, Emmy Rossum, Jennifer Connelly, Eric Dane, Jeremy Jordan, Joel Kinnaman.

    Actors with Jewish fathers and non-Jewish mothers, who themselves were either raised as Jews and/or identify as Jews: -Andrew Garfield, Ezra Miller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alexa Davalos, Nat Wolff, James Maslow, Josh Bowman, Ben Foster, Nikki Reed, Zac Efron.

    Actors with one Jewish-born parent and one parent who converted to Judaism -Dianna Agron, Sara Paxton (whose father converted, not her mother), Alicia Silverstone, Jamie-Lynn Sigler.