Actress Gwyneth Paltrow: “I Am the Original Jewish Mother”

March 17, 2013 3:18 pm 8 comments

Gwyneth Paltrow in 2012. Photo: Wikipedia

Actress and mother-of-two Gwyneth Paltrow has declared herself to be “the original Jewish mother.”

The London-based Paltrow, who is married to Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, told a reporter that the inspiration for her new cookbook, It’s All Good, was in part due to the pleasure she receives from feeding people.

“Creating a meal for my friends and family, sitting together, eating, laughing and talking – that is when I am so happy. Oh my God, if you could see how much food I make – I am the original Jewish mother. Making meals from these new recipes that look, smell and taste like the food I always cooked but are also super-healthy is an added joy,” she said.

Paltrow got the idea for the cookbook, which focuses on healthy recipes, after a health scare led her to focus more intently on a proper diet.

Paltrow might also consider herself to be the “original Jewish friend.” Referring to Jay-Z and Beyonce , she said that they are part of her “mishpocheh” (a Yiddish word for family).



8 Comments

  • If she believes that she is SO Jewish…then why is she married a non-Jew?

    The Jewish people would welcome her, if she is sincere. Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, converted to Orthodox Judaism, and has never been happier.

    If she wants to be a Jew, then she should find a qualified Rabbi, and convert!

    We are a good and welcoming people.

  • Ellen Marshall

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, Blythe Danner is not a Jewess but her father, Bruce Paltrow who was the producer of “St. Elsewhere” amongst other programs was a Jew. From what I have read, Gwyneth’s paternal grandma was a very influentual person in her life. If Gwyneth identifies as a Jew, she is a Jew. Zie Gezunt!!!

  • Ellen Marshall

    Gwyneth Paltrow’s mother, Blyth Danner is not a Jew but her father Bruce Paltrow who was the producer of “St. Elsewhere” amongst other productions was Jewish. From what I have read, her father’s mother was a big influence on her. According to the Reform Jewish movement she is considered a Jew. If she says she is a Jew, she is a Jew. Zie Gezunt!!!

  • Michele Locker

    if it means good press for Jews/Israel, let her be. who really cares?

  • HER MOTHER IS ‘NOT’ JEWISH
    her father IS jewish.

    That makes her flip floppers when ever the need suits

    She is a nice person? yes maybe.
    Dont confuse the issue, she isnt Jewish.
    She is not even the original ‘wanna be jewish mother’

  • If I find one shrimp the size of an olive or corn as the amount of an egg, she is NOT the original Jewish mother! :)

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