This Day in Jewish History 1959: 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.

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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...