April 8, 2009
Are her Jewish days over? Lindsay Lohan, Samantha Ronson split
One look at the cover of US Weekly and you’ll understand why Lindsay Lohan needs God more than ever.
Lohan’s girlfriend of two years, deejay Samantha Ronson of a Long Island Jewish family, broke off the relationship earlier this week. The two women had been living together in the Hollywood Hills and had been seen jet-setting around the globe throughout their relationship. Last February, reports swirled that the couple was synagogue shopping for a rumored wedding ceremony, and Lohan declared her intent to convert to Judaism.
But all that hangs in the balance now, as Lohan is outright humiliated and weeping to the only people who will listen—the press.
I can’t help but feel pangs of pity for a young woman who is utterly lost, with no inner resources or support system to help her through. And I can’t help but think about the metaphor for enslavement on the eve of Pesach. Because even though Lohan is old enough to take responsibility for her choices, she is also the victim of an oppressive industry, an unrelenting media and to her own unchecked values. And we’re to blame too, because I write the headlines and you read them.
From US Weekly: