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Will Chelsea Convert?
The Daily Beast ^ | 12/02/09 | Samuel P. Jacobs

Posted on 12/01/2009 10:17:52 PM PST by OldDeckHand

Chelsea Clinton is Methodist. Her new fiancé is Jewish. From Ivanka Trump to Ed Koch, Jewish Americans talk to The Daily Beast’s Samuel P. Jacobs about the question every mother-in-law wants answered.

“The great thing about America is everyone wants to marry a Jewish boy.” —Harvard professor of Yiddish literature Ruth Wisse

All summer long, Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky were dogged by rumors of an engagement. A Martha’s Vineyard wedding was in the works—and then it wasn’t. Over Thanksgiving, the couple at last made it official. So now that the former first daughter has finally announced her plans to marry a nice Jewish boy, round two of the nuptial guessing game begins: Will Chelsea head to the mikvah?

“As a rabbi, I would be delighted to see Chelsea convert. That would be my dream scenario,” says Rabbi David Wolpe of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles. Wolpe once worked for Mezvinsky’s father when he was the former congressman’s advance man. Young Marc, now working at a hedge fund, “was a wonderful, thoughtful, and very vibrant sort of kid,” Wolpe adds.

(Excerpt) Read more at thedailybeast.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Society
KEYWORDS: clinton; jewish; methodist
The author waits until the last few paragraphs to finally ask if the groom might actually consider converting. I thought that alone was curious.
1 posted on 12/01/2009 10:17:54 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: OldDeckHand

Oy! I couldn’t take it. Stay away from us!


2 posted on 12/01/2009 10:20:50 PM PST by ncfool (Obama Bare fisted Politican at home. Pantywaist VS. Real thugs abroad.)
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To: OldDeckHand
Chelsea's ex-con father-in-law to be fell for every Nigerian email scam that arrived in his inbox. In order to cash in, he needed to raise millions to send to Nigeria. He got the millions by defrauding his friends and family.

http://blogs.abcnews.com/theblotter/2006/12/father_of_chels.html

As Rush says, liberalism really is a mental disorder.

3 posted on 12/01/2009 10:21:27 PM PST by fso301
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To: OldDeckHand

In one of his routines, when Jackie Mason agonized over how to describe the attributes of a Jewish husband, he finally likened him to a Japanese wife.


4 posted on 12/01/2009 10:22:04 PM PST by Dr. Sivana
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To: OldDeckHand

A pro-abortion Methodist marries a pro-abortion Jew. The last thing that matters is which religion either one of them might pretend to believe in.


5 posted on 12/01/2009 10:24:16 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

with her womanizing Dad, they should be happy she is not a lesbian.


6 posted on 12/01/2009 10:25:26 PM PST by Pavegunner72
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To: fso301

Chelsea’s father escaped prison only because he was President. She’s marrying up.


7 posted on 12/01/2009 10:25:51 PM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Pavegunner72
"with her womanizing Dad, they should be happy she is not a lesbian."

Well, if she has a last-minute change of heart, her mother can certainly lend her the wardrobe.

8 posted on 12/01/2009 10:26:40 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: OldDeckHand
“The great thing about America is everyone wants to marry a Jewish boy.” —Harvard professor of Yiddish literature Ruth Wisse

just ask khalid abu hussein akbar shalom! "can't we all get along?" /s>

those who vote for what they want (marxism) get what they vote for. sorry! truth hurts...

sawry nah yawk! yu voted for a marxist!

9 posted on 12/01/2009 10:27:11 PM PST by robomatik
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To: OldDeckHand
"will chelsea convert?"

my God, please SOMEONE answer this question. i just CAN'T wait until the next Oprah/Ozero show...................................

10 posted on 12/01/2009 10:30:55 PM PST by robomatik
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To: robomatik

Who gives a sh**


11 posted on 12/01/2009 10:32:02 PM PST by BooBoo1000
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To: BooBoo1000

EXacTly!!!!!!!!!!!111


12 posted on 12/01/2009 10:32:42 PM PST by robomatik
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To: OldDeckHand

She might as well be a self-proclaimed Atheist. Just like the God-deniers, the Liberals that have infected the Methodist denomination don’t believe the Bible is the word of God nor Christ is the son of God. What a joke.


13 posted on 12/01/2009 10:41:28 PM PST by Karma Police (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!!)
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To: robomatik

After reading this I have to wonder,

Banana chocolate, German nut cake or apple marzipan...?

BANANA CHOCOLATE it is!


14 posted on 12/01/2009 10:42:10 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Troll babysitter for hire. Will work for Christmas cookies.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

or German nut cake.


15 posted on 12/01/2009 10:43:37 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Troll babysitter for hire. Will work for Christmas cookies.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

or apple marzipan.


16 posted on 12/01/2009 10:44:10 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Troll babysitter for hire. Will work for Christmas cookies.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper

all three would be sick.

?


17 posted on 12/01/2009 10:45:01 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Troll babysitter for hire. Will work for Christmas cookies.)
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To: BooBoo1000
"Who gives a sh**

I sure don't.

18 posted on 12/01/2009 10:46:40 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Berlin_Freeper
"German nut cake"

is that german porn? lol!

19 posted on 12/01/2009 10:49:25 PM PST by robomatik
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To: OldDeckHand
"Well, if she has a last-minute change of heart, her mother can certainly lend her the wardrobe.

Biting my tongue here. It's not easy for me for me to do that.

20 posted on 12/01/2009 10:50:45 PM PST by blackbart.223 (I live in Northern Nevada. Reid doesn't represent me.)
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To: Karma Police
"Methodist denomination don’t believe the Bible is the word of God nor Christ is the son of God."

I had no idea. I knew that they were a liberal bunch, but why even call yourself a Christian denomination if that's the road you're going to go down?

21 posted on 12/01/2009 10:54:33 PM PST by OldDeckHand (Obamacare - So bad, even Joe Lieberman isn't going to vote for it.)
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To: robomatik

Correction:

Ed Zachary!


22 posted on 12/01/2009 11:58:02 PM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Arthur McGowan

I can just see Beelzeflubba telling this guy that she’s already broken in”..


23 posted on 12/02/2009 12:10:20 AM PST by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Arthur McGowan
Chelsea’s father escaped prison only because he was President. She’s marrying up.

Not really, his father did not escape prison. Only got out last year.

24 posted on 12/02/2009 12:12:19 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (a wild-eyed, exclusionist, birther religio-beast -- Daily Kos)
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To: BooBoo1000
Right. Most people should care about this as much as Tiger Woods wrapping his Cadillac Escalade around a tree or a couple of Obama egg heads crashing a State Dinner at the White House.

My taxes don't go up (they never seem to go down), it doesn't help me land a new job, it doesn't pay my mortgage and it doesn't keep my neighbor's dog off my lawn, and it doesn't keep Obama, the Republicans or the Democrats from destroying my country.

25 posted on 12/02/2009 1:12:49 AM PST by BigSkyFreeper ("The Community Organizer better stop bitching that the community is organizing." - Rush Limbaugh)
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To: Lucius Cornelius Sulla

I think it’s more honorable to go to prison than to avoid it by wielding political clout.


26 posted on 12/02/2009 2:29:49 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Arthur McGowan

A pro-abortion Methodist marries a pro-abortion Jew. The last thing that matters is which religion either one of them might pretend to believe in.

Exactly.


27 posted on 12/02/2009 2:38:22 AM PST by Bluebird Singing
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To: OldDeckHand

ridiculous article


28 posted on 12/02/2009 2:48:35 AM PST by devere
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To: ncfool
So. You don't think that a red headed shicksa with two momserum ganeffs as parents could ever be considered hamish!!??

It's a shanda! I'm telling everyone! Nu?

29 posted on 12/02/2009 3:26:58 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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