Dear Ms. Yenta,
Can you help me? My boyfriend is Jewish
and I am not. We love each other very much and
plan to be married. His mother is not too pleased
about this. She keeps referring to me as
"that little shiksa" and even though I
don't know what it means, I think it's probably
not nice. I have tried to be friends with her but
whenever she sees me she says "oy" and
looks like she's going to faint.
What can I do?
Not Kosher in Kalamazoo
Dear Not Kosher,
When your prospective mother-in-law
refers to you as a "shiksa" I'm sure
she means it in the best possible way, even
though it is a term that Jewish mothers use for
the trash they don't want their son to marry. No
matter what you do for this woman, it will never
be good enough for her baby.......so don't even
try. When she says "oy" say "oy
vey". She will think you are trying to be
Jewish and even though she won't accept you, she
will pass you off as such to her friends.
Other than that, try chicken soup............it
won't help........but it couldn't hurt.
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