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Sorry, that was horrible.

I just cataloged a Justin Bieber bio which was incredibly saccharine and schmaltzy but worst of all, on the last page was a picture of himself and some of his...crew? praying. What prayer were they praying? Why, this cool prayer that a friend taught him, the Sh’ma!

Illustration for article titled Speaking Biebrew

I think we’ve already talked here about the creepiness of Israel-loving American Christians, but seeing The Biebs co-opting a prayer that is traditionally the last words of devout Jews, including many who died by torture, really rubs me (even as a not-particularly-observant Jew) very wrong.

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