Is Whitney Houston Jewish?

Was Whitney Houston Jewish? That seems to be a popular question following the singer's sudden death. Whitney Houston was not a Jew. The pop singer died on Saturday, February 11, 2012. She was once married to performer Bobby Brown. Her mother Emily "Cissy" Houston is a Grammy Award–winning American soul and gospel singer.

Is Whitney Houston Jewish

According to blogger Rabbi Jason Miller, "Whitney Houston was not Jewish, but she did have a connection to the State of Israel... Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were invited to tour Israel by the Black Hebrews, who live in Israel's southern city of Dimona. Together with their daughter, Bobbi Kristina, the couple traveled the country for a week and even met with then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. Houston reportedly told Prime Minister Sharon that she felt at home in Israel. Houston and Brown were named honorary citizens of the Israeli city."

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for clearing this up. I just won a bet with a guy who claimed she was Jewish. He kept saying he was positive that "Whitney Houston was a Jew"

    Great article.


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