There's this girl who eats dinner with our group from time to time who converted to Judaism in order to please her boyfriend and his parents. She doesn't go to synagogue or anything like that now, but I think she's technically on the rolls or whatever.
She's not of ethnically Jewish extraction, but because she's a convert, she considers it okay to do all that "oy-vey!" Seinfeld stuff that's very stereotypically Jewish. The other day she made a joke about Jewish girls giving the best blowjobs, and when her boyfriend sent her a string of pearls for her birthday, she that she loved expensive things, because she's a Jewish American Princess, and that maybe next year he would buy her a nosejob. She also told me that she knew I was Jewish because of my nose, and she said something about the Holocaust that I can't remember but
All of this makes me seriously uncomfortable and I've told her so, but she always gets defensive and says, "I can say that stuff because I'm Jewish!" and then says that because Orthodox Jews would consider her more Jewish than me, I shouldn't get to tell her that it makes me feel weird. Which, okay, I get it, she technically is, but she hasn't grown up in any sort of Jewish culture like I have, and, up until a year ago, she wasn't Jewish by religion or by heritage, which makes me feel like she doesn't get to co-opt the Jewish experience quite yet, you know? Plus she converted for her boyfriend, which doesn't strike me as wholeheartedly embracing the faith.
I don't know. Maybe I just really don't like her (she also always says, "Hey, whore!" whenever she sees me and tells me I should give Steve a blowjob because he bought me coffee one time) and I'm projecting this stuff onto her because I just find her character distasteful as a whole. I'm half-and-half so I would never profess to be an expert on Jewish culture, but every time she tells a Jewish American Princess joke (which are tired and not funny to begin with) or some crack about concentration camps my skin crawls. I have relatives that died in the Holocaust; she doesn't. I really do have family members that speak only Yiddish and do all the Borscht Belt stuff; she doesn't. At what point does her religion technicality meet my lived experience?
All I know is that she's really fucking unpleasant and I don't particularly want to be around her anyway.