After half a century on this planet, Madonna has creative expression and power, intellectual curiosity, beautiful children, financial security (and then some), and a team of friends and colleagues who she can love and trust. Only one thing is missing.
Madonna needs a mensch. A good man, a stand-up guy with means and influence. “Mensch” is a Yiddish word meaning “a person of integrity and honor.” Yiddish lexicologist Leo Rosten says a mensch is “someone to admire and emulate, someone of noble character. The key to being a real mensch is nothing less than a sense of what is right, responsible, decorous.”
I’m thinking that since Madonna got such a life-affirming boost from Kabbalah, maybe she would be equally inspired by a Jewish connection in her love life. Keep reading »
Here’s the plot of my new favorite blog, 50 JDates: A 26-year old Jewish girl is in love with her boyfriend, who’s a goy (aka, not a Jew). The two lovebirds are considering marriage, but because her family is super religious and it’s important to them that she marries a Jewish man, she asks her boyfriend to convert. He says, “No.” Now she is torn—her mother doesn’t want the marriage to happen, and she’s not sure what to think. So how does she deal? She does something that I can only describe as my worst nightmare—she joins JDate, a Jews-only online dating site and pledges to go on 50 dates, writing about each and every one. At the end of the 50 dates, she’ll decide if she can accept her non-Jewish man, refuse her family’s wishes, and get engaged. Or who knows, maybe her beshert will come along. I can’t say I’d have the chutzpah to take on such a daunting task—but this girl is doing it with an open heart and an open mind. L’chaim, lady!
P.S. Don’t tell my mother about this social experiment. I don’t want her to get any crazy ideas. Keep reading »
He’s not Jewish, he might not even be circumcised, but teen heartthrob Jesse McCartney is on JDate.com, the chosen internet love site for the chosen people. With so many girl fans chasing him, why is the former Summerland star chasing Jewesses? “One of my best buddies is a conservative Jew and his sister had met her boyfriend on JDate,” explains Jesse, who apparently only plays music, not women. The 20-year-old acting/singing sensation decided to try his luck at online dating since his sad split with David Cassidy’s daughter, Katie. “I find myself eager to make a woman laugh!!” he wrote in his “About Me” section on the site. The star, who is working on his third solo album, is no schlub. He’s sweet and genuinely searching for someone to be the Bonnie to his Clyde. Could you be the Bat-Mitzvahed girl he’s been praying for? On his profile, Jesse, aka Jbagel07, breaks out of his boy band image and says he likes to barbecue, golf, go wine tasting, and considers himself low-maintenance. (How can a boy with highlights call himself low-maintenance?) But according to Jesse, “Whatever you wanna do — crazy or low key…I’m down for whatever.” Hot. Does that include eating pork? [In Touch] Keep reading »