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Jtube: Funny, You Don't Look Jewish

Jtube: Funny, You Don't Look Jewish

Do our actions affect how people judge the entire Jewish People? Is that fair?

by Jewlarious.com Staff

 

Published: April 28, 2007


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Visitor Comments: 44

(44) Aliza Hausman, October 4, 2011 5:15 PM

Dressing Jewish

I can dress as Jewish as I want but the fact is that most times, I will still be asked if I really am Jewish. I have been turned away from Yom Kippur services. Pull aside on Shabbos. Pulled aside on Rosh Hashana. Pulled aside at meals. Pull aside even at the shul where my husband was a rabbi! This video is cute but it also makes light of an issue many people face in the Jewish community, whether they are blond, Hispanic, Asian, Chinese, black or just don't look like they are "Jewish enough" no matter HOW JEWISH THEY DRESS because they are not or do not look like the predominate American Jewish stereotype--accepted by both non-Jews and Jews themselves--of an American Jew of Eastern European descent.

(43) Jew, May 6, 2011 6:23 AM

Baruch Hashem for all these opinions!

We can all learn from each-other.

(42) Anonymous, November 10, 2009 11:51 PM

Be a good advertisement

I can remember making a statement and having my then girlfriend pinching me and saying 'funny you don't feel jewish' on point - if you are going to advertise your faith - be a good advertisement.

(41) Anonymous, November 26, 2007 5:51 PM

I think we constantly have to act jewish which is a take-off on remebering who we are, and our clothing and actions definitely act as an alert for the people around us, when my parents were in the hospital right before one of my siblings was born someone in the elevator asked my father to bless him, people obviously recognize us as being jewish. One other point (what one person brushed on) is that its one thing walking down the street and finding the wrapper of a hershey bar or something like that, but I find ut very upsetting to find an empty wrapper of a food made by a jewish company just on the sidewalk, i dont know how many non-jews are buying the jewish brand, and I doubt I'm the only one that notices it, it feels so good when I see the wrapper of a jewish company-produced product in the trash.

(40) Moshe, November 12, 2007 4:19 PM

We can look like the average people (modern jews), the differece will appear in our actions.

I wear the same cloths as the other, even I watch tv as the others, my difference is in lunch time or when I avoid a loshon hora conversations.
I wear kipa only in my house when I am reading the torah or I am in synagogue.

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