Marilyn Monroe’s Conversion to Judaism

Marilyn Monroe (1926-1962)Marilyn Monroe was ready to go out of her way to achieve success and in the process she slept with one man after another in an effort to promote her film career.

Hollywood attorneys, powerbroker, publicists and film producers like Billy Wilder all enjoyed their time with Monroe and in return each repaid her in his own way.

For some that meant a few words here and there and for others, like Wilder, that meant offering Monroe a starring role in a now iconic movie.

Some might argue that what she did was little short of prostitute herself. But there’s an old saying: “there is a little bit of a whore in every woman”; and what Monroe did was little different from what many of the woman in the society pages of the glossy magazines do.

Monroe was just a little more focused about it.

However, the fact that so many of the men she slept with were Jews indicates just how much of Hollywood is controlled by Jews.

In fact Hollywood is nothing short of a Jewish institution and Monroe’s conversion to Judaism indicates the depth of Monroe’s desire for success and the degree to which ‘Tinseltown’ is controlled by Jews.

Marilyn Monroe’s Conversion to Judaism

Monroe's certificate of conversionWhen the prolific Jewish playwright Arthur Miller initially met Marilyn Monroe at a cocktail party in Hollywood. When they met some years some years later, after her divorce from Joe DiMaggio, love blossomed. But when a dinner discussion regarding marriage plans cropped up, Marilyn made an unusual request: “I think I’d like to have a rabbi.”

Thus, Marilyn converted in June of 1956, flanked by Rabbi Robert Goldberg, Miller, and his family. She even got a musical menorah that played Hatikvah as a gift.
According to The Jewish Times of Brookline, Massachusetts:

“Is it of your own free will that you seek admittance into the Jewish fold?” the rabbi asked.

“Yes”, Marilyn said.

“Do you renounce your former faith?”

She had had none so she renounced her lack of faith. “Yes”.

“Do you pledge you loyalty to Judaism? Do you promise to cast in your lot with the people of Israel amid all circumstances?”

It is good, she remembered, to suffer — if you share with others … “Yes.”

“Do you promise to lead a Jewish life?”

She thought of her new family, holding each other close in a bond of love. “Yes.”

“Should you be blessed with children do you agree to rear your children according to the Jewish faith?”

Her children, who would forever know who they were, who would have an answer to their questions. “Oh, yes,” she said.

The Rabbi smiled at her. “Repeat after me,” he said, and together they spoke the ancient words of the convert.

“I do herewith declare in the presence of God and the witnesses here assembled that I … seek the fellowship of Israel.

“I believe that God is one Almighty, Allwise, Most Holy …

The Rabbi took her hand and gave her solemnly a name chosen from the Bible — a name which she keeps entirely to herself. “With this name as token you are now a member of the household of Israel and have assumed all its rights, privileges and responsibilities.” His hand was on her head.

On June 29th, 1956 she married Arthur Miller. On July 1st, 1956 they had another, Jewish, wedding ceremony.

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