Shalom Life | April 10, 2015

19 Kids and Counting's Jill Duggar Names Her Son Israel

Jill and her husband Derick Dillard, both religious Christians, have welcomed a new edition to the Duggar clan

By: Daniel Koren

Published: April 9th, 2015 in Culture » TV » News

Photo: Jill Duggar, Derick Dillard and baby Israel

Credit: Instagram


The Duggar family just keeps growing and growing.

After receiving pseudo-stardom thanks to the reality TV show 19 Kids and Counting, one of the 19 Duggar children, Jill Duggar, has welcomed a new addition to the already large family alongside her husband Derick Dillard.

If you've watched the show, you'll know that all twenty-one members of the family (the 19 kids and Duggar parents) are practicing Christians, and follow the rules of the Christian Patriarchy.

But, as many Christians do, it seems the Duggars are also big supporters of Judaism and the Holy Land, particularly Jill and Derick. Case and point: they've named their new baby boy Israel David.

To top it off, when they announced the baby's name on their Facebook page - "Love this sweet baby Israel!" - Dillard is even wearing an Israel Defense Forces T-shirt, and baby Israel is already wearing a shirt that boasts his new name.

Rock on, Duggars.

Interestingly, as part of the controversial Christian Patriarchy, the Duggars follow a somewhat outdated set of principals, which sees the father/husband at the top of the food chain, no post-secondary education for women, no dating, and no watching anything "unwholesome" on television.

Meaning, the only show they probably can watch is 19 Kids and Counting.

While some Israelis may also adhere by their own weird set of archaic principles, we hope that doesn't pertain to why they've named their baby Israel - after all, we're also the only place in the Middle East that encourages democracy, welcomes homosexuals (and then some), and encourages women to be on par with men.

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