Was Michael Jackson Jewish?

No, Michael Jackson, the king of pop who just passed away at age 50, was not Jewish. He was raised as a Jehovah's Witness. There were reports that the singer converted to Islam as early as 2005.

Notably though, technically, two of Michael Jackson's children are Jewish. JTA explains,
Jackson... and Debbie Rowe are the parents of Prince Michael I, 12, and Paris Michael Katherine, 11. By virtue of having a Jewish mother, they are considered Jewish...

...Iris Finsilver, Rowe’s attorney, told the Associated Press that she was certain that Rowe would seek custody of the two children. Finsilver had previously confirmed that Rowe was Jewish.

Jackson married Rowe, his former nurse, in 1996, when she was six months pregnant following his divorce from Lisa Marie Presley, the daughter of the famed late singer Elvis Presley.
Another twist to the story is that Rowe says she never had sex with Jackson. She claims she was impregnated with sperm from an anonymous donor, "It wasn't Michael's sperm."

Update: The Daily News reports that it was not Rowe's eggs. "In another shocking twist, Debbie Rowe is not the biological mother of the two eldest children, 'Prince' Michael Joseph Jr., 12 and Paris Michael Katherine, 11, TMZ.com reported. Rowe merely acted as the surrogate - and was paid handsomely for her services, multiple sources told the entertainment Web site."


JJones said...

The negative influence of the teachings of the Jehovah's Witnesses on Michael and his family have been either downplayed or totally ignored for as long as the Jackson Family has received public attention. For those readers who really want to know what life is like to be reared in the WatchTower Cult, nothing beats real world scenarios, and of real world scenarios, nothing beats actual civil and criminal court cases.

The following website summarizes 900 court cases and lawsuits involving children of Jehovah's Witness Parents. The summaries demonstrate how JW Families rear their children and live life day-to-day. Also included are nearly 400 CRIMINAL cases -- most involving MURDERS:



Unknown said...

First of all, he did NOT CONVERT to ISLAM. His brother JERMAINE, who started the rumour in the first place, said ''if he had converted to ISLAM, he would be alive today. So he got caught in his own lie! Was he suggesting that ,since he didn't comply...he's is now dead?????? Who was he with during the last few years of his life...and suddenly he would flee from Behrain only to be sued for 700 mil. by the Prince for not complying...and have NEVERLAND taken from him.
The same people who denounced him, befriended him when he began wearing the red string and going to synagogue. There were fake phone conversations and twisted where he saw himself as he says as the jew, the black, etc, and protecting himself against those who denounced him for going to synagogue and referred to him as a ''kike'' Michael was raised, on the road by his Jewish nanny, who he loved and supported until the day he died! Recently. All this can be found on 'RELIABLE' sources. It is fact. He was so wrongly misunderstood because of vicious lies and stories made up about him...much like they do about the Jews. As for his molestation trials, MICHAEL'S BEDROOM was a 2 story media room with an efficiency, tv, pool table pull out couches that were couches and a king bed. When kids slept in his bed, he slept on the floor and the parents were nearby in the room. Tom MESSERAU, Michaels lawyer, and Geraldo Rivara as well as many others who gathered their information from the courtroom, (not following the tabloids) and who were not there to profit off the superstar...can attest to this. Please help Michael get his reputation back...He deserves it. $500 mil in fundraisers, including jewish charities, was topped by any celebrity in history. He was an amazing human being who was wrongly accused of so much. Plastic surgery...His nose was burnt in the Pepsi fire, and was a victim of severe burns to the face, including the tip of his nose, lips, eyebrows, and eyelashes burned off, never to grow back. He was also a victim of vitiligo, a discolouring of the skin...as confirmed by the autopsy report. The list goes on and on. Someone was trying to sabatage his career from the beginning...They finally suceeded.