This post first appeared on The Shmooze blog at The Forward.
We think we have the answer to the question we’ve been asking ever since we heard that Drew Barrymore had enlisted her buddy Adam Sandler as a conversion coach. The answer, at least in the interim, is that the actress has not become a Jew. However, there are signs that she may be moving in that direction.
Barrymore, a self-described “shiksa,” recently announced that she has embraced Judaism and is planning to raise her baby daughter Olive “traditionally.”
Demonstrating that she can drop Hebrew and Yiddish terms like ketubah, huppah, seder and yarmulke correctly in conversation, Barrymore schmoozed with the hosts of “The View” last Friday. The actress told them, “I chose well, I’m so lucky he loves me back. It’s fantastic,” in speaking of her husband, art consultant Will Kopelman. She called her new hubby, whom she wed last June, “a nice Jewish man from a nice Jewish family.”
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