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Rod Carew

Sorry Adam Sandler ...

I'm NOT a Jew!

8/6/2012 11:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



080612_rod_carew_ipadTake off your yarmulke ... put down that gin and tonica ... 'cause Hall-of-Famer Rod Carew isn't Jewish after all ... despite the lyrics in Adam Sandler's famous "Hanukkah Song."

Everyone knows the lyrics:

"O.J. Simpson ... NOT A JEW!!!
... but guess who is ... Hall of famer Rod Carew ... (he converted)."

But when we ran into Rod at LAX this weekend, the baseball legend set the record straight .. he never actually converted back in the day.

Don't worry, Rod says he and Adam talked about the mistake after the song was released ... and the two even struck up a friendship over the mix up.

As for David Lee Roth ... he still lights the menorah, so do James Caan, Kirk Douglas and the late Dinah Shore-ah.

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1.

writenow    

Yes but has he filed bankruptcy, TMZ's newest area of interest?

744 days ago
2.

zzyzx    

TMZ reporting on a story that was BARELY interesting 18 years ago when the song came out. No other famous stars lives to ruin this morning??

744 days ago
3.

Pudding Tang    

Should have used Sanford 'Sandy' Koufax, instead.

744 days ago
4.

parlayer    

And if he were? leave his if legal beliefs alone. Remember Jesus saves, Moses invested. Choice is what keeps the line your in short. we all don't want the same stuff. be happy your wait time isn't longer just to be dissapointed.

744 days ago
5.

static    

Adam Sandler sucks.

744 days ago
6.

SomeGuy32    

He married a Jewish woman and they raised their kids Jewish - it was a common misconception that he converted.

744 days ago
7.

dman    

Adam Sandler is so done. It's not even funny how unfunny he has become.

744 days ago
8.

dtech    

Still got mad hits ... RIP MCA

744 days ago
9.

DaveT    

I like orange jews with my breakfast

744 days ago
10.

Rafaelle Zuccaro    

The only reason that there are MANY Jewish "stars" in Hollywood, is that that place is owned and run by Jews--- They promote and make "stars" out of their friends "mostly Jews" -- Thats why there are so many Jewish actresses and actors-- They promote their "OWN""!!!!! Thats why you have DUMB****S and "talentless" stars there-- Like Sandler,, ,, Jack Black , Natalie Portman ,and dozens of others who make it there- Just because they have friends in high places and PULL!

744 days ago
11.

LDB    

Why is this news?

744 days ago
12.

manbearpig    

sandler is awful. in fact i have never really liked any of his stuff. the wedding singer is the only movie of his i can handle without wanting to throw up. thankfully, his role was diluted by the performances of others.

744 days ago
13.

If sense were common everyone would have it.    

Rod Carew
Not a Jew?
What on earth
Are we to do?

Forget James Caan
David Lee who?
Sadly Dinah's gone
Carew should be The Jew!

744 days ago
14.

kat    

talk about delayed denial!

744 days ago
15.

Cooper    

No news today?

744 days ago
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