After a period of Justin Bieber’s well-publicized decadence, including a DUI arrest and throwing eggs at a neighbor’s house, the press seems to have been stuck on the story that Justin Bieber is seeking a spiritual revival. There were rumors that he spent three hours having deep conversations with rabbis at the Westside Jewish Community Center on West Olympic Boulevard. According to Shalom Life, that is untrue. Brian Greene told Shalom Life that Bieber was playing table tennis.
“He met with no rabbi. He came, enjoyed playing table tennis…he enjoys playing table tennis … The paparazzi decided he was meeting with the rabbi, but I’m telling you that’s not true.”
Justin Bieber is not Jewish, but his manager, Scooter Braun, is and has been a kind of “father figure” for the celebrity. Braun once reported that Bieber says a Christian prayer and the Jewish Shema prayer before every show.