Sheltered White Jewish Girl

An Orthodox teenager comes home from public school.

“I got a new name today,” she said. “I’m Sheltered White Jewish Girl.”

“Our school is so ghetto.”

“All the other Jewish kids are so Reform.”

“You can be a beacon,” says the mother.

“Right!” says the kid. “Everyone makes fun of me enough already for being religious.”

“I used to go to shul every morning before school,” said the mom.

Daughter complains about the school athletic uniforms. “We look like a bunch of ragtag hispanics with a few white kids.”

About Luke Ford

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