Elijah Wood Has A Thing For A (Hebrew) Ring

This post first appeared as “Elijah Wood’s Mysterious Ring (No, Not That One) on The Shmooze blog of the Forward.

It’s been quite a while since you’ve been able to assume that someone wearing jewelry or other adornments with Jewish symbols or Hebrew writing is Jewish.

Just think about all those Kabbalah red-string bracelets around the wrists of celebs like Madonna, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher. And what about Justin Bieber’s new Hebrew tattoo he got while in Israel? (Okay, it says “Yeshua,” which means Jesus. But hey, it’s still in Hebrew.)

Unlike us, these stars did not get their Jewish bling from their bubbes (didn’t we all get our first Chai and Magen David necklace from our grandmothers?). In most cases, though, they did get it from Jews or in relation to a Jewish experience.

But that, however, is not always the case. This month’s American Way magazine (available online or in the seat pocket in front of you) features a close-up shot of actor Elijah Wood sporting a hard-to-miss silver band imprinted with “Im lo achshav aymatai” (“If not now, when?”) on the ring finger of his right hand.

Click here to read more.

© 2011 Renee Ghert-Zand. All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Elijah Wood Has A Thing For A (Hebrew) Ring”

  1. maksud28 Says:

    Excellent post, one of the few articles I’ve read today that said something unique! One new subscriber here 🙂

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