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Paula Abdul is Keeping Shabbat

Discover why she is part of the upcoming worldwide Shabbat Project.

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Visitor Comments: 32

(16) Ariel, December 8, 2014 3:22 AM

Paula Abdul

She is an Arabian Jew. There are many in the LA area.
The Arabian Peninsula is in South West Asia. The settlement of Jews in this region back to biblical times and even to the era of the First Temple. Immigration on a larger scale (from Palestine and also from Mesoptamia-modern day Iraq, etc.) does not appear to have preceded the 2nd cent. CE. Inscriptions discovered in the Bet Shearim catacombs evidence the existence of Jewish communities in Yemen in the early 3rd cent., and Byzantine sources testify to them from the 4th cent. At first, the number of Jews was small (the figure for the Yemen in the first centuries CE is estimated at 3,000, scattered all over the country), but it rapidly increased through conversion of Arabs to Judaism, especially in the south where even some rulers, e.g. Dhu Nuwas, embraced Judaism. In the 6th and early 7th cents, there was a considerable Jewish population in Hejaz, and particularly in Medina and its vicinity. Judaism spread from Medina to the South. Smaller Jewish communities also existed in Bahrein, at Makna on the Gulf of Akaba, at Adhruh between Maan and Petra, and further North at Jarba.

(15) Baruch Klausner, October 26, 2014 6:05 PM

Amazing News..!!

I've been her fan for many years .. but I didn't know she is jewish.. I'm very proud of her now more.. than before

(14) Shirlee Rosenthal, October 18, 2014 1:21 AM


Yes I agree with Paula, Shabbat is a time to relax and take it slow. As my Yiddishe Mama say Shabbat is a time to recharge your batteries. Shabbat Shalom Shirlee

(13) Abe, October 15, 2014 6:53 PM

I didn't Know

I was surprised and elated to learn that you are Jewish.. Shalom alachem

(12) Elisse, October 15, 2014 3:42 PM


This is so excellent! I am SO proud of her! Sharing this widely. I bet there there are MANY millions who have no idea she is Jewish!

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