PORTMAN: LOOKING OUTSIDE THE TRIBE
Good news, non-Jews! Now you can date Natalie Portman, too!
From "A Beautiful Mind," by Aaron Gell (Elle Magazine, December 2004):
Despite her identification as a Jew and her strong feelings for Israel, she's inclined to look outside the tribe to find a guy. "I want to raise my kids Jewish," she says, "but I think it's more interesting to be with someone who's extremely different from me, as long as the differences aren't too divisive."
So much for Nat as spokesperson for Jewish identity and continuity.
I guess the good news for we single Jewish gals is that now maybe all those single Jewish guys who were hoping that they'd land Queen Amidala will understand that the market for her affection just doubled. Then, we can hope, they will return from the foreign planet of Naboo and try looking for "tribal women" more locally.
Of course, there's still the phantom hope of Miss Ryder to contend with, but for the most part, this news will hopefully center the NJBs in reality and ready them to date the real, non-celebrity (or in some cases, semi-celebrity...) women who've been waiting here all the time.