December 26, 2007

You’re Not a Jew, Are You?

I am a Jew. We barricade ourselves in our apartments on the 25th of December, comforting ourselves with stocks of kosher wine and loaded rifles. But I still had time to go on JDate, the Jewish dating website. I had sworn off dating fellow Jews, yet there I was, desperate. A few days after I joined, I received my first email:

“Terrific profile, but you aren’t Jewish are you?”

That hurt.