David Gregory interviewed Jake Gyllenhall (who’s mother is Jewish) on this morning’s episode of The Today Show. During the interview, Gregory, who serves as the host of NBC’s “Meet the Press”, made a comment that he hadn’t had that much fun since his bar mitzvah. I had no idea that Gregory was Jewish so I did some research.
Sure enough, Gregory did have a bar mitzvah at thirteen and lives a proud Jewish life. While only Gregory’s father is Jewish, he was raised in the Jewish faith and takes it seriously as an adult.
In an interview with the Washington Jewish Week, Gregory talked to Eric Fingerhut about how he discovered the importance of Judaism in his life. He talked about studying Jewish texts with Dr. Erica Brown, scholar-in-residence at the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and saying the bedtime Sh’ma with his children (a son and son-daughter twins) as a way to model Judaism for them and “create a Jewish narrative in their lives that’s not just obligatory.”
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