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Issur would know.

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 1, 2008 8:46 AM

Oy Vey.

Posted by Rotten666 | April 1, 2008 8:48 AM

issur bailed on slog. too much ridicule, i guess. but we all miss him. can the stranger put out a general call on the internets to invite him back?

Posted by ellarosa | April 1, 2008 8:51 AM

Issur is do doubt going to his Momma's house for for a super-duper extra-kosher seder (rounds 1 & 2).

Come you lame-ass Seattle yids! Put down the bongs, step up, be a mensch (or menschette), and invite the Girl from Oz to your seder. Geez, how 'bout a little community, eh! Don't make me fly out there!

Posted by Providence | April 1, 2008 8:51 AM


Admittedly, I'd kind of like to know as well. None of my friends are Jewish and I miss seders now that I can't go home for spring break.

Posted by Abby | April 1, 2008 8:51 AM

Jewish-Australian? That's hot.

Posted by Hernandez | April 1, 2008 8:52 AM

Hillel UW has a community Seder that I used to attend that is open to people outside of the university. Try for some more ideas...

Posted by Jewritto | April 1, 2008 8:53 AM

Ah the Seattle Chill. As a fellow newcomer, I also know it well.

Posted by Justin | April 1, 2008 8:54 AM

Chag Sameach for Pesach?

I voted for Chag Sameach in the last Pesachential Election so don't look at me. I hate Bush.

Posted by Captain Sensitive | April 1, 2008 8:59 AM

... the daughter probably thought that she could escape her pushy mother by moving to the other side of the planet. the internet wins again.

Posted by josh | April 1, 2008 9:02 AM

if she's hot, she can totally come to my seder :)

Posted by meks | April 1, 2008 9:10 AM

Ahhh. what a cute email! I love Jewish mothers! :)

Posted by Kristin Bell | April 1, 2008 9:15 AM

Local Unitarian Universalist churches may also be running seders -- every one of them I've ever attended has had one.

Posted by Sweeney Agonistes | April 1, 2008 9:16 AM
Posted by I (heart) Hebrews | April 1, 2008 9:18 AM

Ah, the poor kid is finding out that 10,000 miles of separation is only a minor detail to a Jewish mother. Even going to the moon wouldn't slow her down, sweetheart, sorry.

Posted by Fifty-Two-Eighty | April 1, 2008 9:19 AM

This and the thread where everyone tries to translate the Hebrew t-shirt are among my favorites.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 9:23 AM

Unitarians are weird.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 1, 2008 9:23 AM

Any Jewish princesses in Chicago who need a place to seder can contact me directly.

Posted by Banna | April 1, 2008 9:24 AM

If she'd like a fun seder, UW Hillel will have one. They'll also hook her up with families for the second night. If she'd like a fucking long seder, tell her to call Chabad.

Posted by Gitai | April 1, 2008 9:25 AM

@ 11: IF she's hot? Like 6 says, how can an austrailian jew broad not be hot?

Eli, you gotta track down this chick and verify hotness.

Posted by Mike in MO | April 1, 2008 9:28 AM

I think it should be celebrated with a nice pork roast or some beef strogganoff! Yummy!! And make the strogganoff with veal so you really are dining on a young calf cooked in it's mothers milk!!! DELICIOUS!!!

Posted by Andrew | April 1, 2008 9:43 AM

There's a fairly large Jewish community in the Ravenna area. Might be some options for meeting people there. What a sweet mother!

Posted by Gabriel | April 1, 2008 9:43 AM

Jewish Voice for Peace is doing a community seder. It should be smallish and nice.

Posted by carney | April 1, 2008 9:45 AM

Of course, if she hasn't met any Jewish people in Seattle, it might be that she isn't looking too hard, Mom.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 9:49 AM

@24, you're probably on to something. As a former Jewish communal professional, I used to receive these sorts of calls and letters from parents all the time. I actually had one father buy tickets to Fiddler on the Roof and he wanted me to ask his son if he wanted to go with me. That's where I drew the line. If I followed through to see what their kid was up to, sometimes the kid was actually happy to hear from me; other times, not so much.

I'd invite Australian girl to my sedarim, but they are of the 'frum' variety, i.e., long and draining. She'd probably convert the next day.

I hope she finds something, if that's what she wants to be doing.

Posted by ahava | April 1, 2008 10:12 AM

Being in IT you'd think she knows how to work the Google. She just not that into it.

Posted by elenchos | April 1, 2008 10:22 AM

Exactly. Being in IT, in Seattle for a year, and 33 years old, she's either 1) not looking; or 2) not telling Mom, if she is.

And if it's 2), I can certainly see why...

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 10:26 AM

I'd check out the Jewish Agnositic circle, they're pretty nice.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 1, 2008 10:40 AM

My family's half Methodist-Agnostic, and half Southern Baptist-Agnostic.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 10:44 AM

The tension during the holidays is palpable.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | April 1, 2008 11:11 AM

Uh, Mike (#20), Eli is probably not the guy you want to declare if a woman's hot or not. If she had a brother, however ...

Posted by Cathy Selden | April 1, 2008 11:15 AM

Great story on your blog, Eli. Thanks for including the link.

Posted by robynh | April 1, 2008 11:18 AM

Another vote for UW Hillel. I went a few times (this was quite a few years ago). It truly was fun, and the food was terrific, which you wouldn't have expected given the sheer numbers of people involved.

Posted by Ex-Seattleite | April 1, 2008 3:22 PM

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