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"Meet the Press" moderator David Gregory is a practicing Jew but he hasn't always been as dedicated to his faith as he is now. Not until his wife Beth Wilkinson, who he married in 2000, pressed him to look deeper into Judaism. And she's not even Jewish.

"She had a lot of questions about faith, and I didn’t feel like I knew enough to field some of those questions,” Gregory said in an interview with The Daily Beast. So, Gregory dug deeper into his faith and has made it a big part of his family.

Thursday marked the Jewish New Year. Gregory said his family invites friends over to celebrate the holiday as well as Passover every year. "I prepare a big seder (feast) where we do the costumes and a script and basically tell the story of the Exodus," he said.

Gregory's wife hasn't converted to Judaism, but they are raising their children to be Jews. “I knew that it had to start with me at a greater level, at a deeper level, if it was going to be a meaningful example to them.”

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