Scene Around


April 22, 2022

Lisa Kudrow

What a total surprise ...

Just from hearing the names, I would have never guessed these talented performers were Jewish. For instance, would you think that someone with the last name of Abdul would be Jewish? Does she even look Jewish? (However that look is deemed to be.)

Well, PAULA JULIE ABDUL was born in California, but her dark features throw people off. Many assume she is a Black woman. But, her parents, father Harry Abdul is of Syrian Jewish heritage. He was born in Syria, raised in Brazil and emigrated to the U.S. Her mother, Lorraine, grew up with Canadian families and her ancestors...

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