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Will the Real Jew Please Stand Up?


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/singles/article/will_the_real_jew_please_stand_up_20020405

I thought I could tell the difference between Jews and gentiles, and not just by using Lenny Bruce's criteria: chocolate is Jewish and fudge is goyish. Granted, people are individuals -- and particularly post-Sept. 11, stereotyping seems gauche if not utterly narrow-minded -- but still, I believed Jews and gentiles operate on intrinsically different levels. Consider: "I hate my family." My friend Linda Rothstein says this means: "My family calls 10 times a day and drives me nuts, but I love them more than life itself." My friend Ashley Edwards' interpretation? "We have no contact, and my trust fund's been frozen."

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