Kathie Lee Gifford really wants to become a rabbi

Coming soon to a congregation near you: Kathie Lee Gifford.

During an appearance Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “The Real Story with Gretchen Carlson,” the “Today” show host closed out a conversation on the government shut down with a comment about her rabbinical dreams.

“If I could go back to college, I’d probably go to Hebrew University in Israel and study for however long it took to get my rabbinical degree,” said Gifford, a born-again Christian with a Jewish grandfather. “Because I started studying the Scriptures that way, through the eyes of a rabbi and through the Middle Eastern eyes and it’s transformed my life.”

Normally, we wouldn’t take anything she said all that seriously, but the thing is this is the second time we’ve heard Gifford talk about this potential career change.

So now we’re stuck here wondering what’s weirder: Gifford being invited onto a news program to talk politics, or her studying Talmud. Discuss.

Jana Banin is the blogger for 6 Degrees No Bacon.