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Actress Mayim Bialik Invites Comedian Tiffany Haddish for Passover After Discovering Her Jewish Roots


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Mayim Bialik. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish actress and “Big Bang Theory” star Mayim Bialik invited comedian Tiffany Haddish to her home for the upcoming holiday of Passover after learning about the comic’s Jewish heritage.

“Hey @TiffanyHaddish, you’re totally invited to my house for Passover!” Bialik posted on Twitter on Monday, along with a link to an article about a recent TV appearance Haddish did, in which she talked about being Jewish.

During a segment on the Comedy Central show “Drunk History” that aired in January, the “Girls Trip” star talked about her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, who was Jewish and born in Eritrea, a country in East Africa that shares a border with Ethiopia. She revealed that she took a trip in January to visit her late father’s hometown and pay her last respects to him, according to The Jerusalem Post.

Haddish said in the past that her father came to the US as a refugee and was later deported when she was a small child. She added in a radio interview last summer that when she was a teenager her grandmother told her her father was Jewish. Haddish’s grandmother also explained to her what bar mitzvahs were and the comedian said she started working bar mitzvah parties as an entertainer, “and I thought maybe I would do a bar mitzvah and I’ll see my dad.”

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Haddish had no contact with her father for decades but her now ex-husband tracked him down and they reconnected for her wedding, The Jerusalem Post reported. The father and daughter had an on-and-off relationship until he died last year.

Haddish has not yet responded to Bialik’s Passover invitation.

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