Gentile Heartthrob Harry Styles Wants You to ‘Fast Well’ This Yom Kippur

September 13, 2013 12:38 pm 8 comments

Harry Styles. Photo: Wikipedia.

Harry Styles wants everyone to “fast well” this Yom Kippur. The non-Jewish teen-pop-sensation is now taking his fascination with Jewish culture one step further, tweeting that he plans on fasting during the solemn holiday.

“Eating as much as I can now. Gonna be a tough 25 hours. My problem is I am always hungry straight after kol nidre. Fast well everyone!” he wrote.

Harry Styles' tweet.

Kol Nidre is the starting prayer of the 25-hour Yom Kippur fast.

Styles has made no secret of his interest in Jewish culture and religion, and was even recently spotted at a Manhattan Kosher eatery sporting a blue knitted kippa embroidered with his name, which was given to him as a birthday gift by his friend, director Ben Winston.

In a recent interview, Winston, who is Jewish, said Styles “loves the Jewish community and wearing a Magen David,” adding that all the members of Styles’s band, One Direction, “love Judaism. They are fascinated by it and they enjoy the family atmosphere. Over the years they have become part of our family really and are interested in what we do.”

Despite possessing a Hebrew tattoo spelling his sister Gemma’s name and Tweeting from time to time about Jewish holidays, Styles, his father confirmed, is “zero percent” Jewish, at least officially.

8 Comments

  • I am not Jewish but my late husband was I respect his religion I always have and I loved him for it. I wish I learned more from his religion but I did participate in holidays with his previous family and grandchildren. He has two grandsons and I’ve been to both Briss’s and one bar mitzvah. Even though I was a stepmom I was just as proud of him as if he was my very own blood. I respect Harry styles for believing in Judaism. It’s good for young boys and young girls to have a belief in a higher power in such a young age.
    Mazol Tof Harry.

  • I forgot to add: one day of fasting isn’t going t kIll anybody, and listening to those who “hafta have a cup of coffee”" makes me sick. Our people have suffered REAL hunger, depravation, and one helluva lot worse than skipping breakfast, lunch and dinner one day a year. REALLY: you will not have to be hospitalized..and you will have a good reason for eating like a goddam pig, after the fasting is over.

    TRY IT, TRY IT…YOU MAY LIKE IT!!!

    It’s good for the soul. Honest.

  • It very nice, and I’m grateful, so don’t get me wrong. But we Jews have been subjected to every kind of insult and hatred for thousands of years, so one “nice guy” in the public eye isn’t going to change anything. But not to sound ungrateful, I will say, that since Jews generally are always under attack, it’s very nice to know that we have friends.

    And just as a reminder for Jew-haters: don’t forget, guys, your friend Jesus was born a Jew, lived as a Jew, and died as a Jew. (Yes, crucifiction was the common form of carrying out the death sentence in those days. (It helped keep the crime rate down!.) Now-a-days we have social workers, and the jails are full! Mebbe we should bring back crucifiction! Criminals aren’t ALL stupid…maybe it would lower the crime rate!! Three square meals a day and a warm blanket wouln’t look so tempting for these losers!!

  • Logan Lerman is still the most famous Jew born after 1990.

  • Yes indeed, Harry looks like a very different young man, with a big big future for him.
    Maybe it will be him and his band, who will bring back to America the lost musical glory of the 1950s-1970s ?
    I hope he and his friends will be able to create beautiful music, something that America has lost since the end of ’70s.

  • In a world of exponentially rising anti-Semitism, Harry and his band are breaths of fresh air!

  • Who cares if he is not born Jewish. He has the balls to step up and say that he likes Judaism and that’s cool. We need friends.
    Well played Harry

  • Good. If it makes him happy that is good. He sounds like a nice young man.

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