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Mazel Tov, Lisa Loeb!

A hearty Jewcy mazel tov to Lisa Loeb, whose wedding to "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" music coordinator Roey Hershkovitz was announced in yesterday’s New York Times. Loeb, who became the first unsigned artist ever to hit #1 on the … Read More

By / February 2, 2009

A hearty Jewcy mazel tov to Lisa Loeb, whose wedding to "Late Night with Conan O’Brien" music coordinator Roey Hershkovitz was announced in yesterday’s New York Times. Loeb, who became the first unsigned artist ever to hit #1 on the singles charts with her song "Stay" (from the Reality Bites soundtrack, of course), has been more of a TV personality than a musician in the last few years. She and ex-boyfriend Dweezil Zappa cohosted Dweezil and Lisa, a Food Network show where the couple traveled around the country trying local restaurants and checking out local bands. After they broke up, Lisa had a short-lived reality show on E! called #1 Single, which followed her as she went on dates in New York City and tried to find Mr. Right. (One of her paramours, journalist Allen Salkin, is the author of the book about Festivus.)

There was no mention in the Times announcement of whether the couple had a civil or religious ceremony.  Here, I offer some evidence for and against speculation that Loeb’s new husband is a Jew.

He Might Be a Jew Because…

  • He is from Cliffside Park, NJ.
  • His last name is Hershkovitz.

He Might Not Be a Jew Because…

  • From the announcement: "That December they dined with friends on the Upper West Side, followed the next day by "a nondate" lunch date for two in Greenwich Village, where Ms. Loeb said they shared "a Fluffernutter" and also a concoction of peanut butter, banana, honey and bacon called "an Elvis.""
  • Also from the announcement: "They began spending a lot of time together. But the next spring, both agreed that their timing was off. “Over a sad shrimp quesadilla, we realized that we really needed to break up,” Ms. Loeb said. “We were in different places in our lives.”

And now, because I grew up in the ’90s and love the hell out of this song, please enjoy "Stay." You may think that I am naive, but I thought that I was strong.

 

Update: People magazine reports that Loeb and Hershkovitz were indeed married in a Jewish ceremony. Oh, and they served crab cakes at the wedding. But what about the deep-fried shrimp wrapped in bacon and cheese strips?