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Kveller’s Top 12 Jewish Celebrity Stories of 2015

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You probably have a love/hate with the end of the calendar year, because it means everyone is doing some sort of roundup about how the year went, the top posts (if it’s a website), and what resolutions they want to keep. It can get boring after awhile, right? Well, that’s why we’re doing our top Jewish celebrity posts, so you can either get a good laugh, or catch up on what you missed in pop culture.

Take a moment to read (or reread!) our top Jewish celebrity posts from 2015:

READ: Top 11 Kveller Posts of 2015

1. Mark Zuckerberg & Priscilla Chan Welcome Their Daughter & There Are So Many Things to Love

“They announced they’ll be giving away 99% of their Facebook shares (currently about $45 billion) during their lives.”

2. Amy Schumer Gets Naked for Annie Leibovitz’s 2016 Pirelli Calendar

“For its 43rd edition, Leibovitz decided to break away from tradition; instead of choosing famous models, she chose to photograph a diverse group of badass women. Amy Schumer, of course, is one of them.”

3. Sacha Baron Cohen & Isla Fisher Donate $1 Million to Help Syrian Refugees

“Jewish actor and dad Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, recently donated an estimated $1 million to help Syrian children.”

4. Adam Sandler Tells Howard Stern His Feelings on Israel

“Adam Sandler appeared on the “Howard Stern Show,” where he had some pretty strong words about Roger Waters, Pink Floyd, being Jewish, and the state of Israel.”

5. Zooey Deschanel Converted to Judaism

“She converted to Judaism for her husband and producer Jacob Pechenik a month before the birth of their daughter, Elsie, according to an “inside source.”

6. James Franco Has Bar Mitzvah at 37–Officially a Man

“He even posted a photo on Instagram with the caption: “I am now a MAN! Got Bar Mitzvahed tonight!!! Finally!'”

7. Natalie Portman Thinks the Jewish Community Is Too Focused on the Holocaust

“Portman’s own great-grandparents were killed in Auschwitz, and she even played Anne Frank in a 1997 Broadway adaptation of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank.'”

8. Dr. Ruth Gives ‘American Sniper’ The Ultimate Smackdown

“Dr. Ruth served as a sniper for a military Zionist group after her parents were both killed in the Holocaust.”

9. Jenna Jameson is Marrying an Israeli & Converting to Judaism

“Jameson is marrying Lior Bitton, an Israeli who works in L.A.’s diamond business.”

10. Sheryl Sandberg Opens Up About Mourning Her Late Husband

“I have lived thirty years in these thirty days. I am thirty years sadder. I feel like I am thirty years wiser.”

11. Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wrote a Feminist Version of the Passover Story Because Of Course She Did

“According to The Washington Post, the piece, which is entitled: “The Heroic and Visionary Women of Passover,” focuses on Moses’ mother Yocheved, the midwives Shifra and Puah, the Pharoah’s daughter Batya, and Moses’ sister Miriam.”

12. Major Announcement from Mayim Bialik: Get Ready for GrokNation

“Once upon a time, I was a pregnant mom with a toddler and a graduate degree to finish.”

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