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Jon Gosselin loves the Jews

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 13, 2009 | 12:47 pm

Jon Gosselin has a PR problem, and he’s clearly entered into the looking-for-sympathy stage of damage control. Why else would Gosselin, who’s dating a Jewish gal and has a Jewish attorney (no joke), be professing his love to ParentDish for history’s favorite victim?

PD: And Christmas?
JG: Christmas, yeah. This is the first year I will celebrate Chanukah. Hailey is Jewish. Everyone in my life is Jewish now, my attorney. I love it. I’m now half Jewish and half Korean. The family values are great. On Christmas, I’ll see my kids during the day for a couple of hours.

PD: Then what?
JG: Hailey is so excited because we’re going to go ornament shopping and I’ll buy her a stocking. News Year’s Eve I’ll be in Vegas hosting Las Vegas Live with Eva Longoria.

PD: That sounds fun. Tell me more about your interest in Judaism.
JG: I just went through Rosh HaShana and Yom Kippur and learned about the new year and every Friday is the Shabbat dinner. I love challah bread. I’m learning about Jewish food, going to Zabar’s. I love that place. I’m learning about kosher and when not to order a bacon, egg and cheese and make an ass of myself. Hailey makes fun of me. My mom came to the city on Yom Kippur and asked where all the traffic was. I got from the West Side to Midtown in five minutes. She wants to come to the city every year on Yom Kippur.

PD: Are we going to see you converting to Judaism?
JG: I talked to Rabbi Shmuley a couple of times. He has nine kids. I was really nervous dating a Jewish girl. She’s like the best girl ever. All my friends are like ‘I’m so jealous’ and I’m like, ‘Stay away, she’s mine.’ She’s the rock of my life. She’s been through hell in the tabloids. They made up lies that she’s a lesbian and she’s doing drugs. We’ve both been through all this turmoil. And we just keep on loving each other.

Dennis sent this link on, along with this commentary: “Oy. We need him like we need Michael Richards.”

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