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Michael Douglas Says ‘Shalom’ From Israel

The actor visited the Holy Land last week to celebrate his son’s bar mitzvah

Stephanie Butnick
June 27, 2014
Michael Douglas on June 5, 2014. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)

Michael Douglas on June 5, 2014. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)

Michael Douglas’ trip to Israel might be over, but the 69-year-old actor left a lasting impression. (He made a video.)

Douglas, who recovered from the hora-related injuries he sustained at son Dylan’s bar mitzvah last month in time for a family trip to Israel in honor of the teenager’s milestone, didn’t waste any time oversleeping in the presidential suite of the King David hotel. On their first day in Israel, Douglas, wife Catherine Zeta-Jones, and their two kids dropped by the City of David, where an affable (if unkempt) Douglas tells a cameraman that their tour of the underground archaeological excavation was a “wonderful wonderful history lesson.”

(Plus, Dylan gets a bar mitzvah present from one of the guides, which makes up for the fact that his dad definitely embarrassed him at least four times during the tour.)

(h/t Kveller)

Stephanie Butnick is deputy editor of Tablet Magazine and a host of the Unorthodox podcast.

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