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Jun 11 2014

The Kid-Dish: Catch This Rabbi Mama on Jeopardy! Tonight

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

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- While Rabbi Sari Laufer is not technically a celebrity, she’ll get her claim to fame as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” tonight. The reform rabbi and mother of an 8-month-old baby told JTA that she was was terrified of missing the question in the “Jewish” category. (JTA)

-And the name is…(drumroll, please…) Oliver Finlay Dallas!  That’s right, Ginnifer Goodwin and Josh Dallas had a baby boy. If you read Kveller diligently, then you already know that a few weeks ago Ginnifer talked to Jimmy Kimmel about the challenges of naming a baby boy with the last name Dallas. Mazel Tov! (People)

-Mila Kunis, who is expecting a baby with Ashton Kutcher, plans to join the list of celebrities who had a totally natural childbirth (Kveller’s Mayim Bialik made this list, too!). No epidural, nothing. (Us Weekly)

-Speaking of our very own Mayim Bialik, she can’t name all the Kardashians, but she sure can tell you which lobe of the brain contains the visual cortex. Catch Mayim in People’s video series, “Up Close.” (And we thought we were being original with the whole Up Close thing.) (People)

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May 7 2014

The Kid-Dish: Alicia Silverstone Explains Why She Nixed The Bris

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.alicia-silverstone

-In her new book, “The Kind Mama: A Simple Guide to Supercharged Fertility, a Radiant Pregnancy, a Sweeter Birth, and a Healthier, More Beautiful Beginning,” Alicia Silverstone explains why she decided against circumcizing her son, Bear. The anti-circumsion site Beyond the Bris offers this quote:

“I was raised Jewish, so the second my parents found out that they had a male grandchild, they wanted to know when we’d be having a bris (the Jewish circumcision ceremony traditionally performed 8 days after a baby is born),” she writes. “When I said we weren’t having one, my dad got a bit worked up. But my thinking was: If little boys were supposed to have their penises ‘fixed,’ did that mean we were saying that God made the body imperfect?”

While the rest of the book offers some questionable medical advice, Silverstone’s view on circumcision is becoming increasingly widespread among Jewish families.  (JTA) Read the rest of this entry →

Apr 30 2014

The Kid-Dish: Ginnifer Goodwin Chats With Jimmy Kimmel About Baby Names and Her Big Fat Jewish Wedding

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All the Jewish celebrity parent gossip you (n)ever wanted to know.

-A super pregnant Ginnifer Goodwin went on Jimmy Kimmel this week to spill about potential baby names and her recent wedding to Josh Dallas, which was officiated by her childhood rabbi. The “Once Upon a Time” actress joked about being Kimmel’s most pregnant guest ever and explained why not all baby names work with the name Dallas.

Next she is recounted some ketubah drama that went down before the wedding which reads like an old Jewish joke. Watch the rest of the interview here: Read the rest of this entry →

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