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The Today Show host Kathie Lee wants to be Orthodox Rabbi, attend Yeshiva University

By Mason White 5:14 PM August 19, 2013
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By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) Popular Television talk show host Kathie Lee said that she wants to become an Orthodox Rabbi and get her rabbinical degree at Yeshiva University, according to video uploaded to the internet.

Kathie Lee Gifford made her remarks during an appearance on Friday on NBC The Today Show.

Gifford, who hosts The Today Show on NBC alongside fellow television personality Hoda Kotb, celebrated her 60th birthday on the show on Friday and discussed the things she would like to accomplish.

“You want to go to college if you could?” Kotb was asked by Gifford.

“No,” she replied. “I think there are many things you can learn, but you really do not have to be in college,” Kotb said.
To the surprise of Kotb, Gifford then said: “I want to go to Yeshiva University and become a rabbi. I want to get my Orthodox Jewish rabbinic degree,” the host said.

Gifford’s grandfather is Jewish.