Is Lena Dunham Jewish?

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Yes, Lena Dunham is a Jew. She is creator and star of the controversial hit HBO series Girls, which “we hear” is edgy and entertaining.

Wikipedia reports, “Dunham’s father is Protestant, and according to Dunham, a Mayflower descendant; Dunham’s mother is Jewish.”

Dunham told the Jewish Journal: “I went to Hebrew school for, like, two weeks, and then didn’t get the part I wanted in the play and quit,” she said. “But I’ve always had a great love of all the holidays that we celebrate together as a family: Passover, Chanukah. I’ve spent a good amount of time in temple, and I definitely feel very culturally Jewish, although that’s the biggest cliché for a Jewish woman to say.”

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