American Jews are so much more Jewish than Israelis…

Our boy Noah in Chicago put up part two of the video of his date with Sarah. Noah is doing an online reality-type show called JewCompleteMe documenting his attempt to date and get into a serious relationship with a Jewish woman. He’s documented one date so far, with a woman called Sarah. She’s Catholic, but he felt that starting his show this way would demonstrate why it is he wants a relationship with a Jewish woman. Also, Sarah’s kinda hot and I guess not too many Jewish women want their dates taped and posted on the Internet.

Well… this does end up being kind of instructive. Especially the in depth discussions on Jewish identity where the Catholic makes the majority of the salient points. And why not? We have Ari Goldman, winner of Israel’s Kosher Bachelor reality show, recently dating yet another blond Catholic woman, who is also a blogger… And then we have Jared Kushner, owner of the New York Observer. He’s young, he comes from a wealthy family in the real-estate business, his grandparents were Holocaust survivors and important philanthropists to numerous Orthodox charities. Jared was reportedly President of Chabad while he studied at Harvard. And yet who was he seen canoodeling with in a decidedly non-platonic manner at Manhattan’s Bowlmor lanes? Why none other that Ivanka Trump, golden tressed daughter of the Donald and… also not a Jew. Rich people are too busy being fabulous to blog so instead, I had to read about that on Gawker.

Aaaah. Like my parents always say “Matzatem et America!” meaning, congratulations, you have truly found America. So yes, see what I mean? Noah’s video is not just instructive, it’s reflective of his generation as well. I don’t want to say any mean things because being mean seems to make Ofri sad and that makes TM cry. Instead, I’ll ask – above and beyond the examples cited previously, what’s the story? Why are Jewish men not dating Jewish women, and vice-versa? Does dating non-Jews happen that often? Is the blond thing just an added bonus? Will Noah ever find his (Jewish) soul mate? Stay tuned and find out.

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  • It’s not the Jewish thing. It’s the New Yorker thing.

    One can only take so much North Jersey Jew-school crowd before they go stir crazy.

  • Didn’t we just read about some very wealthy Jewish guy named Elimelech whose two sons married Moabite women? Seems Jewish guys have always and will always crave the shiksas, and if their Daddies are rich, even more so!

  • Me, I liked the dad. Noah seems to be a ‘special case’ too, but I imagine this could be said for us all. Sarah is a looker, and that’s nice, but as the dad intimated, perhaps not the sharpest knife in the drawer. (Sorry kids!) Guys, please, find the smartest gal you know with an ‘easy going’ personality, get to know her better & date her. The outcomes just are tremendously more in your favor. At everything.

    At the moment I suspect Sarah is doing this for exposure for her budding career, (and she’s probably not wrong there), and Noah is no closer to finding his Jewish cutie to ‘complete him’. And I wasted several minutes trying not to cringe for him & her. Yes, another success at viral video on the web! Cheers, ‘VJ’

  • “Guys, please, find the smartest gal you know with an ‘easy going’ personality, get to know her better & date her. The outcomes just are tremendously more in your favor.”

    Yes VJ! Great advice. Can I give you a list of men in chicago for you to talk to about me?

    (For the record, I told Noah that I would go out with him off-video, but he said no.)

  • Oy, Leah! I’ve been giving the same advice for eons too. But everyone is after the kids with the ‘hot bods’. That does get old, but for many folks, that takes them well into their 40’s. Then finally they figure out they can no longer ‘pull’ the ‘hot bods’, ( as if they ever really could), and they need a new ‘strategy’. But delusion comes easy, and maturity comes late and hard for some. Cheers, ‘VJ’

  • Some of us have different problems, such as a small population from which to choose from. I find much amusement in the victimized big city folks, who suffer from too much variety.

    But I empathize with Noah in that one does tend to assert/embrace their ‘identity’ when they are not the majority. In a small town, though, this can be dangerous as some people [esp. on dates] interpret this as you searching for inadequacies in those who surround you.

    So what’s better?

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