She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not

You can’t spell “Yid” without the “id,” and without question, nobody tops the Jews when it comes to expressing our inner self. It seems like you can’t turn on the internet nowadays without some Jew revealing some super important inner conflict. What makes all these inner conflicts so super important? Well, they must be, otherwise, why would a Jew have them? That is, the very fact that a Jew has an issue suggests just how super important it must be, and consequently, that it must be shared with the world. A non-Jew goes on a bad vacation, it simply becomes something they mention among their friends when the subject of vacations comes up; a Jew has a bad vacation, it becomes cause for an outpouring of angst about their relationship to the Jewish state. Thus we see Village Voice film critic Allison Benedikt’s recent cri de coeur about her falling out of love with Zionism. This is powerful stuff—it seems that when she was younger, she had a cartoonish view of how wonderful Israel is, and now, older if not wiser, she has a cartoonish view of how awful Israel is. Jewdar could go on, but why bother? We’ve got an important manifesto to write about this piece of mango we have stuck between our teeth.

What do you think?

About The Author


The Tel Aviv-born, Milwaukee-bred Jewdar has a bachelors' from the University of Wisconsin, a Masters from NYU, and an Honorable Discharge from the US Army, where he spent two years as an infantryman in the 101st Airborne Division. He's the co-author of "The Big Book of Jewish Conspiracies", the Humor Editor of Heeb Magazine, and a watcher of TV. Smarter than most funny people, funnier than most smart people, he lives on the Lower East Side with his wife and two sons.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This will close in 0 seconds