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The Dad-Dish: David Beckham & Other Surprising Jewish Dads

All the Jewish celebrity DAD gossip you’ve (n)ever wanted to know.

– My mind was completely blown yesterday when I found out David Beckham had a maternal grandfather who was Jewish, and considers himself “half Jewish.” I could have been writing about Posh and Becks and Harper Seven this whole time??? Anyway, here he is toting around Harper and
(while Victoria was apparently off horseback riding in the Hollywood hills? I am so happy to be able to write about these people!). (Celeb Baby Laundry)

James Van Der Beek and wife Kimberly Brook just welcomed their second child, a brother to 17-month-old Olivia. No clue whether the couple are planning to raise their kids Jewish, but they did get married in a Kabbalah Center in Israel, so they either consider themselves Jewish, or very trendy. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Here’s a nipple shot of Alicia Silverstone’s husband, Christopher Jarecki, wearing 10-month-old Bear Blu (yeah) in a sling. Jarecki opened up about being a dad not long after Bear was born, stating in a blog post, “Bear loves me, but he really loves Alicia. They have a crazy special thing. They flirt with each other like crazy.” (Famecrawler)

– Also new on my radar is David Blaine, whose mother is of Russian Jewish descent. The master of illusions was spotted carrying his 1-year-old daughter in New York City, and though we still don’t know her name, we know she likes pink. (Celebrity Baby Scoop)

Molly TolskyMolly Tolsky is the editor of Kveller.com. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. Her work has appeared in various literary magazines including Lumina, MAKE, and The Collagist, and her non-fiction has appeared in The Jewish Daily Forward. She isn't a parent, but a very proud aunt. Follow her @mollytolsky.

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