RHONY's Leah McSweeney shuts down 'dumb' troll who called her conversion to Judaism 'trendy'

REAL Housewives of New York City star Leah McSweeney clapped back at a troll who called her conversion to Judaism "trendy."

She called the comment "highly dumb AF and offensive."

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 A follower commented on Instagram of Leah's conversion: “I hope she finds what she’s looking for. But this kinda reminds me of when celebrities got into Kabbalah as a cool trend.”

Leah, who was born and raised Catholic, responded: “Ok I’m not going to respond to every dumb thing people have to say regarding my conversion but this is so ignorant I must.

“Converting and studying Kabbalah are very different. And to compare my conversion and refer to it as a ‘trend’ is highly dumb AF and offensive.”


Leah shared her conversion news on this week's RHONY season premiere announcing: “I’ve been thinking about converting to Judaism for many, many years.

“Then when COVID hit, I was having, I would say, the only period of my life where I felt very disconnected from a god. I quit drinking again and I got a very deep calling to convert to Judaism.”

The mom to daughter, Kier, 13, went on: “I’m attracted to the challenge. I think I’m attracted to all the rules and the rituals and the prayers. And look, it’s not like I’m going to convert and like, that’s it! I’m a Jew! The conversion is the beginning for me.”


Leah shared in another confessional: “Just because I’m converting to Judaism doesn’t mean I’m going to be the perfect Jew.

“I’m not telling my rabbi this, but this is about progress, not perfection.

"Me converting is the beginning of like a very long spiritual journey.”

The episode also saw her call her dad and ask forgiveness in the honor of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, the day of atonement.

She apologized for “being a bad daughter.”

Leah also celebrated Hanukkah last year sharing a snap of a menorah on Instagram captioned: "Hannukah Sameach!"

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