Michael Douglas wasn’t raised Jewish, married two non-Jewish women and is mostly known as a secular Hollywood star. That might make him an unlikely new pitchman for Judaism on college campuses — or could it make him the perfect man for the job?
With just 10,000 Jews making up less than 1% of New Hampshire’s population, there is no real Jewish vote to speak of in next week’s first-in-the-nation primary. That isn’t keeping Jews from having strong opinions about the intense quadrennial ritual.
Michael Douglas, who grew up in a secular family, has embarked on a campus speaking tour with Natan Sharansky, the famed former Soviet dissident. Can these two very different figures team up to make skeptical college students support Israel?