Depends what the meaning of 'is a Jew' is.How far we’ve come, as a nation! Only a few generations ago, Jews were not allowed to be famous politicians, and could not golf with elitists such as Tiger Woods. But now, thanks to racial progress, America may soon perhaps have its first converted-Jewish former first daughter! According to a completely speculative blog post on Tina Brown’s Internet Fad, Chelsea is apparently going to marry a Jewish dude. Will she “convert” to whatever religion Jews have? Does she have a religion to convert from? Nobody knows! But this has never stopped anyone from posting something on the Internet. [Daily Beast]

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  1. Ken, bad news Your post has been stuck in an interdimensional wormhole for an hour and a half.

    Also, I think Neilist was planning a coup. I tried to talk him out of it.


    Arieannaiaia Puffingchest just reported in “The Puffington Host” that Chelsea Clinton is changing her name to Chelsea Sarah Rebekka Clintonbergsteinblum.

  3. Don’t do it! I married a Jewish guy, and I had to drink bad wine and eat overcooked roasts. Also his parents always talked about me in the third person. “Pour Mustang some more wine. She seems to have gulped hers down really fast.”

  4. This post is making me nostalgic for a time long ago when we could spend our days making fun of everything Clinton, rather than getting depressed about the direction of the Obama administration.

  5. “The conversation… should run deeper, for instance, than whether Marc considers pastrami on white with mayo an abomination before the Lord.”

    I know it should be pastrami on rye, and I don’t even live in NYC. Do I get to marry a nice Jewish boy now?

  6. Religion is all well and good but this is 2009 and a deeper question today is will they let each other go through their phone contact lists and stored calls? That got Tiger skinned.

  7. Hmm, Baptist meets Jew. Will she be speaking in tongues, or gefilte fishes?

    Maybe some nice matzoh ball and squirrel soup. Eat, eat, you look so thin!

  8. OK, so my ex-gf’s best friend went and did this (= converted to Jewdom for marriage). It happens, I guess.

    I mean, you lose Christmas (sucks) but get Purim (awesome).

  9. [re=470036]Mustang[/re]: So, you’re saying that the hell that awaits her for rejecting Christ will be a welcome relief from the living hell that is living with Jewish in-laws?

  10. “Will you come off it, Walter? You’re not even fucking Jewish, man.”
    “What the fuck are you talkin’ about?”
    “Man, you’re fucking Polish Catholic…”
    “What the fuck are you talking about? I converted when I married Cynthia! Come on, Dude!”
    “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah…”
    “And you know this!”
    “Yeah, and five fucking years ago you were divorced.”
    “So what are you saying? When you get divorced you turn in your library card? You get a new license? You stop being Jewish?”
    “It’s all a part of your sick Cynthia thing, man. Taking care of her fucking dog. Going to her fucking synagogue. You’re living in the fucking past.”
    “Three thousand years of beautiful tradition, from Moses to Sandy Koufax… YOU’RE GODDAMN RIGHT I’M LIVING IN THE FUCKING PAST!”

  11. You telling me when Big Bill comes over for dinner, he ain’t going to get his meaty paws over some pork pork by-products.
    don’t think so.

  12. [re=470039]RoscoePColtraine[/re]: He may be in New York now, but he grew up on Philadelphia’s Main Line, so he’s probably a somewhat waspified, definitely privately-schooled, JAP.

    There may be some damn dirty hippie influences as well: His mom, before becoming a congressperson, Clinton socialite and spouse of felon was a damn hippie libber, back when “libber” referred to “women’s liberation”. She adopted two Asian girls while single in the 70’s–not common back then. Then she married that Ed person who had a passel of his own kids and started popping out babies, of which Mark was one. (I went to the same high school as Lee Heh, the older daughter, and I remember one of her classmates saying in disgust: “Lee Heh’s mom is pregnant again.)

    During the Zoe Baird nannygate bruhaha, Congresscritter Mezvinsky disclosed that she was letting a Canadian male stay at their house while he got his head together, and he was helping out with the kids. Not much was made of it at the time, but now someone would be screaming “FREESEXCOMMUNE DRUGS TERRIZM AAAAAAAAHHHHH”.

    All of this happened four blocks from my house, too. Be sensitive!

  13. [re=470057]geminisunmars[/re]: I’d think they would be pretty freewheeling — I mean, all those rules are Old Covenant, so they don’t apply anymore. Oh, whoops.

  14. [re=470036]Mustang[/re]: Oy, woman, they actually referred to you by your given name!?! My Gentile ex-wife remained “Dollface” to my Jewish aunts ad infinitum, and at our wedding they talked about BOTH of us in the third person. Were your inlaws Reform? (Usually the wine improves when they are, but then you get stuck with some really awful synagogue music.) Karma always prevails — when I hooked up with an Italian the next time around, I became “the guy” to Grandma, who was from Calabria and had trouble with “Larry.”

  15. Well, we celebrate everything: Chanukah, Xmess, eids, Thanksgiving, Qwanza, snow days – oh, wait, that’s right. We’re Unitarians now.

  16. I married a Jewish guy and every holiday there was a platter of bagels and one of them was cinnamon raisin – for me, the shiksa, even though I didn’t ask for one.

  17. I’m pretty sure Hillary didn’t break that glass ceiling into all those millions of pieces so her daughter could go and convert to her fiancé’s religion for their wedding.

    They should have a nice atheist wedding like I had – 5 minute ceremony followed by party with lots of booze!

  18. Geez gawd, there aren’t enough stereotypes in this stream.

    One thing, though: It’s estimated that anywhere from 85 percent to 95 percent of the world’s Jews do NOT keep kosher. That is: Most Jews do NOT keep kosher. Hell, most Jews don’t even know what it is. The irritating kosher stereotype is one that doesn’t seem to go away. Most of the world’s Jews happily eat pork, bacon, lamb chops, seafood, more pork, more bacon, ham, and anything else that’s supposedly not “kosher.” It’s generally Orthodox Jews–a very small percentage of Jews–and a few other Conservative types who stay kosher, But many of us even know so-called “conservatives” who are not kosher at all–and they happily eat pork, bacon and ham. So the “kosher” stereotype should be debunked.

  19. Well, she is a lawyer, so she’s already kind of almost Jewish, and she does love her mother… But if she was really really Jewish, she’d be marrying a doctor!

  20. [re=470164]thefrontpage[/re]:

    My favorite Jewish deli here in the Maryland suburbs of DC serves a delicious eggs benedict with a crab cake between the egg and the ham/Canadian bacon. Each time I order that, I think someone’s ancestor must be rolling.

  21. So will the happy couple be AIPAC or J Street? Or both why not?

    I vaguely remember her father fancying a Jew, seems so long ago, I think we were bombing Suburbia at the time. Why were we bombing Suburbia? I forget. Sadly that war fizzled out.

  22. [re=470141]the problem child[/re]: [re=470154]Dreadful Gate[/re]: OMG yes!! Montreal bagels and smoke meat. (Not to mention REAL pea-meal bacon.) MMmmmm…

    BTW: Keeping kosher and abstaining from pork are NOT the same thing. My father-in-law, (a Reform Cantor and Rabbi), cannot eat it, or smell it. None of my relatives keep kosher, but few can stomach pork. The older people do not “happily” munch away on bacon. (Must have something to do with the way they were raised.)
    And since when is lamb not kosher?

  23. [re=470386]KilgoreTrout_XL[/re]: Yes. and since everyone else must still be shell-shocked from last night’s war on war or whatever, I’d hit that.

  24. [re=470301]DemmeFatale[/re]: agreed re the generational practice of abstaining even if not keeping kosher, with exception made only in the alternate universe of the Chinese Restaurant: mu shu pork, lobster cantonese, and sweet and sour shrimp, …yum yum.

    [re=470087]betterDeadThanRed[/re]: yes! (see above)

  25. [re=470323]chascates[/re]: There are places that use mushroom gravy that would probably qualify, but there is no maker of rennet-free cheese curd, as far as I know, so you wouldn’t be getting the real thing anyway.

  26. [re=470035]gjdodger[/re]: That’s true, Billy Jeff, but even a poor investment banker at Goldman Sachs is entitled to some happiness!

    Oy vey, what a schande!

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