This Day in Jewish History / Elizabeth Taylor converts to Judaism
The film icon became a public advocate of Jewish causes, once going so far as to offer to take the place of the Israeli hostages of the Air France flight hijacked to Uganda.
On March 27, 1959, 27-year-old film star Elizabeth Taylor underwent conversion to Judaism in a ceremony at Temple Israel in Hollywood, California. The ceremony was the end of a nine-month process undertaken by Taylor under the supervision of Reform Rabbi Max Nussbaum.
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