Sunday, March 17, 2013

Lenny Kravitz Jew ?

Just in case you wonder if Lenny Kravitz (full name: Leonard Albert "Lenny" Kravitz) is Jew, the truth is that Kravitz is half Jew.  

To be more specific, Kravitz, 48, was born in New York City on May 26, 1964. He is the son of Roxie Roker, an actress best known for her character Helen Willis in the 1970s hit television sitcom "The Jeffersons", and Sy Kravitz, an NBC television news producer.

His father was from a Russian Jewish family (with origins in what now is Ukraine). His mother was of Afro-Bahamian and African-American descent, and was from a Christian family. During his early years, Kravitz did not grow up in a religious environment. After a spiritual experience when he was thirteen, he began attending church, becoming a "non-denominational Christian".

It has to be mentioned that Kravitz identifies himself as a Christian, "through choice but I'm also a Jew, it's all the same to me". 

During another interview Kravitz was quoted as saying: "I'm half Jewish, I'm half black, I look in-between." He also explains that spirituality "has been an important issue in my growth", given his upbringing by parents of different faiths. Such spirituality is prominently featured on many of his songs, such as the lyrics on his album "Baptism", and having his back inscribed with a tattoo stating: "My Heart Belongs to Jesus Christ."

Conclusion: Lenny Kravitz is borderline Jew.

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