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Tila Tequila—good for the Jews?

by Brad A. Greenberg

January 14, 2012 | 3:20 pm

MySpace is dead and I don’t imagine you watch much MTV (does anyone), so I’d be surprised if many readers know the name Tila Tequila. She’s like a poor lady’s Kim Kardashian—famous for being famous and starring in her own sex tape. And now she says that she’s converting to Judaism.

From TMZ:

TMZ has learned Tequila has been taking classes at a NY temple to begin the conversion process ... and even skipped Christmas this year to focus on change.

We spoke with the former MTV reality star about the situation and she explained, “As time passed, I started to become more and more fascinated with Kabbalah, the culture, and the way of life of the reform Judaism religion.”

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“I just feel like the Jewish people have such a beautiful way about them, and I can’t wait to officially be Jewish! Shabbat Shalom.”

I don’t usually care about celebrity conversion stories—we’ve been down this road before with the likes of Britney Spears—but I found Tequila’s comments to TMZ to be unusually sincere.

It’s not clear from TMZ, not known for its depth of reporting, where she has been studying or what line of Judaism she finds beautiful, though she said she’s not about to go frum.

A welcome new Member of the Tribe?

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