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Gwyneth Paltrow ‘plans to convert’

NY Post reports that Academy-Award winning actress, whose father is Jewish, intends to make her faith official

Debra writes for the JTA, and is a former features writer for The Times of Israel.

Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in New York. (photo credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Actress Gwyneth Paltrow attends the Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Ball at Rockefeller Center on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in New York. (photo credit: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Gwyneth Paltrow may have signed on to a new role: Jew.

Following her divorce — err, “conscious uncoupling” — from Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, the Academy Award-winning actress is said to be officially converting to Judaism, The New York Post reported this weekend on its splashy Page Six.

Paltrow’s father, producer Bruce Paltrow, is Jewish, but her mother, legendary actress Blythe Danner, is not, meaning Paltrow is not Jewish according to religious law. The “Iron Man” and “Shakespeare in Love” star has long studied Kabbalah, however, and has often made reference to her Jewish roots.

Paltrow is also a self-made lifestyle guru, with her own eating/cooking/wellness website, the oddly-named GOOP, as well as a series of cookbooks. In her most recent cookbook, Paltrow refers to herself as “the original Jewish mother,” and on the US reality television program “Who Do You Think You Are,” which takes stars and explores their genealogical heritage, she revealed that her family descended from a long line of Eastern European rabbis.

Paltrow’s son, Moses, may just start going by the nickname Moishe.

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