Jarred By A Jew

I grew up a Seventh-Day Adventist, but in 1993, I converted to Judaism. I find that, by and large, Jews are more brash, direct, and blunt than Protestants (just as Australians are more blunt than Americans). Jews are more passionate. I sometimes enjoy that and sometimes not. For instance, I get jarred when Jews go off because of what seem to me trivial things, such as a hiccup in customer service.

For about six months, I’ve been starting my day with an inspiring 12-step phone meeting (not a meeting devoted to sex addiction) and the other day, one of the more frequent speakers started talking about how a guy on Grindr was offering him money for a blowjob. It was the first mention of a blowjob I’ve heard in my hundreds of hours in this program. It was the first mention of Grindr. It was jarring. Of course the speaker had a distinctive Jewish name and an Israeli accent.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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