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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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thegreatamericandesertreturns    

So that means that? adam sandler is`nt jewish!,I knew he was a fake the whole time.Next time you blow your own horn(ADAM) make sure you know your jewish or just stick to the gibberishisms OK?OK than.Hollywood is so full of jews that adam should have a easy time ID`ing them how the fluck did he mess this up,because he an`t a jew.he`s from NEW YORK and everyone knows that everyone there thinks that they are jewish.I think I use to be a jew but I forget what happened the 60s

717 days ago
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Delaware D    

LOL, all this time I thought he sang "All the fame of Rod Carew". oops.

717 days ago
18.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

If adam was jewish he would know these things.BRILLO? adam does`nt have any brillo so he just an`t jewish at all sad but true.Does he work in hollywood? or something? I don`t know I don`t remember.Zoo keeper was a great movias but he was way to heavy.I always thought he was a comic

717 days ago
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nanarudee    

I remember when his daughters were Bat Mitzvahed. I recall when he was married to Marilyn HE WAS JEWISH! ( a convert his first wife was Jewish and he converted at that Time). I guess he is "unjewish" now. Since he has a new wife who is not Jewish

717 days ago
20.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

there are so many jews in hollywood that if they lined up toe to toe they would circle the earth 27 times.but adam doesnt know who they are? makes you wonder if he can grow a brillo.Real jewish peoples hair is like spring wire and is impossible to cut or turn blond so I don`t think adam is jewish after all very sad day on hollywood

717 days ago
21.

Rick Rodriguez    

Wow! Timely reporting TMZ. Did you hear the latest on the US possibly pulling out of Vietnam????

717 days ago
22.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

I don't care, I like Adam Sandler.

717 days ago
23.

kpg1981    

Rod Carew might as well be a jew. Tried to buy a home through a short sale in Coto de Caza a few months ago, and Rod Carew ruined the whole deal. He loaned some money to the owner and was considered a 3rd mortgage on the property for around $60......K. We made an offer on the house, they accepted, and Rod Carew said the only way to buy the house was to pay him $60......K FIRST before it could go through escrow. Basically if the house fell through, this bastard would have gotten paid and I would have been SCREWED. This man is SHADY and is trying to do something illegal. TMZ if you wanna contact me and do some PR work, ill be happy to give you the address of the house

717 days ago
24.

aztech    

How, exactly, does the late Dinah Shore still light a menorah?

717 days ago
25.

ryan    

Rod Carew is a great guy andI am very proud to say I know him. HEewas my hitting coach for a couple of years when he opened a hitting school in Anaheim Hills, Ca. He has had tragedy in his life with the passing of his youngest daughter. I just want people to know, I keep in touch with him and he is just an outstanding person. A great baseball player who is in the hall of fame who has a big heart and I am glad to know him.

717 days ago
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yankeenena    

Huh??? Wtf?

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