Tiffany Haddish Studying Hebrew As She Prepares For Her Bat Mitzvah

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Tiffany Haddish didn’t know about her Jewish roots until she was a teenager because her dad, a Jewish refugee from Eritrea, wasn’t part of her childhood.

The comedian/actress reconnected with her father as an adult, and he walked her down the aisle at her wedding to her ex-husband.

Now Haddish is on a mission to dive deeper into her Jewish roots by having a bat mitzvah ceremony for herself — and by studying Hebrew, per HuffPost.

“I’m going to read from the Torah and everything,” Haddish told USA Today about the upcoming ritual.

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Since meeting her dad, Haddish says she now feels “connected even more to the Jewish culture.”  We previously reported… Tiffany visited Eritrea last year to bury her father and became a dual citizen this year.

The “Girls Trip” star previously joked about being a “Jew-Jo” during a segment on the Comedy Central show Drunk History.

“Did you know I was Jewish?” she asked host Derek Waters.

“My father’s Jewish,” she said.

“But my mom was a Jehovah’s Witness, so I’m a Jew-Jo.”

Tiffany’s father came to the US as a refugee and was later deported when she was a small child.

Her bat mitzvah ceremony will coincide with the premiere of the upcoming Netflix comedy special, “Black Mitzvah,” which chronicles Tiffany’s journey of self-discovery. The special does not yet have a release date.

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