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Monday Mazel: Food and Fashionistas

This weekend hosted the union of quite the array of food and fashionistas in this weekend’s Jew York Times, and one incredibly intelligent/nerdy interfaith marriage. Read More

By / May 16, 2011
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This weekend hosted the union of quite the array of food and fashionistas in this weekend’s Jew York Times, and one incredibly intelligent/nerdy interfaith marriage.

Let’s start with the good stuff. We here at the Jewcy HQ are admittedly, in love with love – and proud of it. That being said, the union of the seemingly Jewish sounding Barbara Ann Hirschman of the not-so-Jewish sounding Winterset, Iowa to her groom Krisda Chaiyachati of Tucker, Georgia was diversity worth stumbling upon in this week’s Simchas Section. The nerdiness of this couple struck me more than the idea of a Hirschman wedding in a Presbyterian Church – the adorable couple both studied medicine, the bride cellular biology at Yale and the groom internal medicine and public health from Yale and Harvard respectively. Now they’re starting to sound like true blue Jews… or could they be WASP’s? Upon deep contemplation, the discovery of the magical word “CHAI” in the groom’s name sealed the deal – it seemed only natural a Hirschman would join forces with someone whose name came jam packed with guttural ch’s. Challah bread, Mayim Chayim, Channukah, Chiyachati.

Next, we send a hearty siman tov u’ mazal tov to the typical Jewish fashionista who married her predicted bashert – the classic I-banker. A match made in Long Island (read: Gan Eden), Elana Osterman wed Jared Kaplan this past Saturday in the Five Towns, Lawrence (read: Laaah-rence) to be specific. The bride, a publicist at Coach, seemed bound to find her investment banking Prince Charming in the heart of Jew York City after her time at Emory and his at University of Michigan. Just in case readers failed to understand what said Prince truly does for a living, the announcement was kind enough to spell it out: “He finds and makes investments on behalf of the firm.” – (insert sigh of relief here) now I get it.

And in non-Jewish yet pop-culture news, as we here at Jewcy like to consider ourselves arbiters of culture as well as Jewy Jewishness, restauranteur and acclaimed food critic Donatella Arpaia wed cardiac surgeon Allan Stewart this past weekend. The following factors certainly make this couple deserving of a place in a Jewedding Round-Up: the culinary countess started her career by checking coats in her father’s Woodmere restaurant and the couple were wed by both a Reverend and a Rabbi – enough said. The happy couple are already expecting their first child together.

Mazals all around!