Saturday, July 3, 2021

Colombian Telenovela Star Who Converted to Judaism Talks About Loving Life as an Orthodox Jew, Immigrating to Israel


A Colombian actress and former telenovela star who converted from Catholicism to Judaism spoke to Israel’s Reshet 13 on Thursday about her new life as an Orthodox Jew living in Israel.

Sarah Mintz, 45, was born Maritza Rodríguez Gómez. In 2001 in Los Angeles, the Spanish-language soap opera star met Emmy Award-winning Mexican television producer Joshua Mintz, a Conservative Jew who “went to shul two days a year,” he said. She said the couple grew together spiritually, married in 2005 and together with their twin boys, Akiva and Yehuda, moved to Jerusalem in April.

“For more than 26 years I had a career as a television host, actress, model, in the theater on the red carpets — what didn’t I do? But it doesn’t compares to what I have today,” said Sarah, who wears a wig and only modest attire.

When asked how she felt living in Israel during the recent clashes between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip, she said “I wasn’t scared. The first thing I said to myself was ‘this is the best place to be. I’m in God’s hands.’ And that’s how I have felt from the moment I stepped foot in Israel.”

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