Can the Jewish people claim Ashton Kutcher as our own? The Hollywood star should be an honorary Jew. Kutcher recently said something so wise, that should be heard in every home, and is worth repeating.
Recently, during an interview on Ellen DeGeneres’s show he said, “There’s an entitlement that is starting to emerge that I think is unhealthy for people and unhealthy for our country.” Kutcher continued, “The only thing that can be below you is to not have a job. When I was 13, I had my first job with my dad carrying shingles up to the roof. And I’ve never had a job in my life that I was better than. I was always just lucky to have a job. And every job I had was a stepping stone to my next job, and I never quit my job until I had my next job. And so, opportunities look a lot like work.”
Kutcher, was clearly espousing the finest of Jewish values with, “Working hard and being thoughtful and generous and smart — it’s a path to a better life.” How right he is. That is the essence of Jewish ideals.
He recently returned from Israel and proclaimed “Israel is close to my heart.” He praised Israel, saying “Coming to Israel is sort of coming back to the source of creation – trying to get closer to that. And as a creative person, going to the source of creation is really inspiring. And this place has been really inspiring for me – not only on a spiritual level, but also on an artistic and creative level.”
He is also dating actress Mila Kunis, named by Esquire Magazine as the sexiest woman alive, a Jewish woman.
Can we trade Woody Allen and get Ashton Kutcher?