Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism in 1959, when she was 27 years old. She was an advocate for Israel on the global stage, making a very public visit to Israel and the Western Wall in 1975. The famous actress revealed to her biographer, Kitty Kelley, about the emotional reason behind why she had wanted to become Jewish. She was born on this day in 1932.
I felt terribly sorry for the suffering of the Jews during the war
Elizabeth Taylor converted to Judaism in 1959, when she was 27 years old