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The Paltrow Children Will Be Raised Jewish

But will daddy Chris Martin convert?

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Gwyneth Paltrow last month.(Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Apple, 7, and Moses, 5, will be raised as Jews, Paltrow (whose father was Jewish) announced. It would be pretty silly not to raise a kid named Moses as Jewish, of course. But Apple? That would make her Hebrew name Tapuach, and the nicknaming possibilities there are, I think you’ll agree, endless.

Gwyneth Paltrow: I’m Raising Apple and Moses Jewish [US Weekly]

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Rachel says:

Tapuach! LOL

Dave says:

My kids will be raised Martian. I’m not a Martian and I don’t know anything about Martians, but that shouldn’t hurt.

jacob arnon says:

I meant to post here earlier but couldn’t get to my library.

Tapuach could make a nice name in Hebrew

Many hebrew names cmoe from common words in the language:

Itzchak means laughter

Laila means night

Or mean light Barak means lightning, etc.

btw: the ending in tapuach is pronounced with the Spanish “J” (as in Chanukah) and not which the Ch sound an is cha cha.

Her DNA is welcome in my brand of Judaism anytime. Hey Dave, chill. I’m guessing you don’t know anything about these people, and if Jewish knowledge is a prerequisite to being Jewish I think you just cut the Jewish population by about 97%.

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