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New York rapper converts to Orthodox Judaism

Check out this story from the New York Times.  A former protegé of Sean Combs, aka Diddy, aka P. Diddy, aka Puff Daddy, aka Sean Puffy Combs, who in 1999 shot up a nightclub and had to serve prison time, has since converted to Orthodox Judaism.  Now living in Israel, he is preparing relaunch is stunted rap career.  He finds strength in the stringency of Orthodoxy.

“What are the laws?” he said, explaining his decision to adhere to the Orthodox level of observance. “I want to know the laws. I don’t want to know the leniencies. I never look for the leniencies because of all of the terrible things I’ve done in my life, all of the mistakes I’ve made.”

Oh, and his father is the Prime Minister of Belize, go figure.

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