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Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism

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List of notable Christians who converted to Judaism, with photos. These former Christians who became Jewish converts switched their religion for many different reasons. Some of these converted Jews did so out of deep religious research, others converted for marriage reasons or other personal reasons. This list of famous Judaism converts includes both historical figures and current famous figures and is organized alphabetically. Among the well-known "new Jews" of recent times, probably the most famous are Elizabeth Taylor and Sammy Davis, Jr.

Who are famous converts to Judaism? This list take the big name celebrities who decided to become Jews. The conversion process is difficult, so these famous Jews went through a lot to call themselves Hebrews and deserve the conversion.
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Ivanka Trump is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Ivanka Trump was raised as a Presbyterianism. She converted to Judaism in 2009 upon marrying Jared Kushner. The couple has two children together.

Ivanka Marie Trump is an American businesswoman, writer, and former model. In her role as Executive Vice President of Development & Acquisitions at The Trump Organization, Trump is involved with all aspects of the company's real estate and hotel management initiatives. Ivanka Trump is the principal of Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry. The Ivanka Trump Lifestyle Collection also includes fragrance, footwear, handbags, outerwear and eyewear collections. She is the daughter of real estate mogul Donald Trump. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of America

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Jack Black is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Jack Black was raised in a Jewish family, but he later identified as an atheist. After becoming a father, Black reconnected with his Jewish faith.

Jack Black (born Thomas Jacob Black; August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, songwriter, and media personality. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. Black is known for his roles in High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006), The Holiday (2006), the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008–2016), Tropic Thunder (2008), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Bernie (2011), Goosebumps (2015), and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). ...more on Wikipedia

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Tom Arnold is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Tom Arnold was raised as a Methodist. He converted to Judaism upon marrying Roseanne Barr in 1990. The couple divorced in 1994, but Arnold still practices the faith.

Thomas Duane "Tom" Arnold is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in many films and starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in True Lies. He was the host of The Best Damn Sports Show Period for four years. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 59

Birthplace: Ottumwa, Iowa, United States of America

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Sammy Davis, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Christians Who Converted to Judaism
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Sammy Davis, Jr. converted to Judaism after almost dying in a car accident in 1954, which caused him to lose his eye. He continued to practice the faith until his death in 1990.

Samuel George "Sammy" Davis Jr., was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he was also an actor of stage and screen, musician, and impressionist, noted for his impersonations of actors, musicians and other celebrities. At the age of three Davis began his career in vaudeville with his father and Will Mastin as the Will Mastin Trio, which toured nationally. After military service Davis returned to the trio. Davis became an overnight sensation following a nightclub performance at Ciro's after the 1951 Academy Awards. With the trio, he became a recording artist. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 65 (1925-1990)

Birthplace: Harlem, New York City, New York, United States of America

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