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How Gal Gadot, Madonna, and Other Celebrities Celebrated Rosh Hashanah

Celebrities Rosh Hashanah

Earlier this week, Rosh Hashanah celebrations occurred worldwide — and in the homes of some of our favorite celebrities, of course.

Below, how 10 of them celebrated the Jewish New Year and shared Rosh Hashanah messages:

1. Gal Gadot shared a message about seeing the world through kids’ eyes

On Instagram and Twitter, Gadot posted a heartfelt Rosh Hashanah message. “May we accept and appreciate those who are different and see beauty in that,” she wrote, and encouraged her followers to love, laugh and “see the world through kids eyes.”

She shared a photo of herself (fully clothed) in the ocean.

(Gadot has never shared photos of her daughters‘ faces on social media — but the next day she shared a cute Instagram of her and her daughter’s hands with their nails done. )

2. Yael Grobglas (of Jane the Virgin fame) shared her challah and apples and honey

Grobglas, the Israeli star, plays Petra (and her evil twin Anezka) on the hit telenovela Jane the Virgin.

She often shares about her Jewish heritage — she taught her coworkers how to blow a shofar two years ago — and her Rosh Hashanah Instagram did not disappoint:

 

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Shana tova friends!! שנה טובה חברים!!

A post shared by Yael Grobglas (@yaelgrobglas) on

She also shared a cute candid of her and her boyfriend, Israeli businessman Artem.

3. Justin Bieber’s manger Scooter Braun celebrated with his family

Braun — who is manager to Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, and Carly Rae Jepsen, among others — is outspoken about his Jewish identity. He told The Jerusalem Post, “I’m the grandson of two concentration camp survivors and I’m not afraid of who I am. If someone has a problem with it, they should bring it my way. I’m the kind of Jew that wants people to know that my family is never going to walk to their death, ever again.”

His wife, Yael Braun (née Cohen), posted a black and white photo of their family, wishing Shana Tova to her followers.

 

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Looking forward to a sweet new year. Shana Tova from the 4 (almost 5) of us. 🍎🍯❤

A post shared by Yael Cohen Braun (@yael) on

(Unlike Gadot, who posted a photo of herself fully dressed in the ocean, Braun is seen here in this family photo without a shirt. Coincidence?)

Yael is famous herself — she’s the founder of the charity “Fuck Cancer.”

4. Comedian Natasha Leggero posted a funny joke about Kim Kardashian

Leggero, who recently welcomed a daughter with husband (and fellow comedian) Moshe Kasher, posted a screenshot of a recent TRAGIC story about the living legend of our time, Kim Kardashian. She wrote underneath the photo, “L’Shanah Tovah 🇮🇱. May the new year bring an end to suffering of all kinds.”

 

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L’Shanah Tovah 🇮🇱. May the new year bring an end to suffering of all kinds.

A post shared by Natasha Leggero (@natashaleggero) on

A+ humor.

5. Ivanka Trump went apple picking

Trump shared a photo of herself and husband (and fellow senior adviser to the president) Jared Kushner apple picking with one of their kids. In her caption, she wished a “Happy New Year to Jewish people all over the world.”

 

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Happy New Year to Jewish people all over the world. Shana tova u’metuka! #RoshHashanah 🍎🍯

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How you like them apples?

6. Josh Malina posted a photobooth photo of himself with a shofar

Josh Malina, an actor and famous Josh, shared a picture of himself — taken on a Mac photobooth — with a shofar.

 

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!שנה טובה

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He also captioned the photo, “Shana Tova!”

7. CNN host Jake Tapper made a classic Rosh Hashanah joke

Actually, make that two classic jokes.

8. Comedian Billy Eichner was on “WTF with Marc Maron”

Billy Eichner, a very funny Jewish guy, was on the podcast of another very funny Jewish guy: Marc Maron.

 

9. Kabbalah enthusiast Madonna tweeted

Madonna wished her followers “L O V E” and “L I G H T” for the New Year. Madonna, who is very into Kabbalah (a.k.a. Jewish mysticism) adopted the name Esther in 2004.

10. Debra Messing celebrated her 50th birthday, and shared a heartwarming Rosh Hashanah message.

On Instagram, the Will & Grace star wrote, “May this one be marked by peace, sanity, justice, community, and of course, laughter.”

These are all things we can 100 percent get behind. Shana tova, everyone!

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