A staple of any Jewish argument are the extraneous opinions and questions that are lobbed back and forth. As the saying goes, “if you have two Rabbis in a room, you end up with 3 opinions”.
I realized that I HAD to write an article comparing the number of Jewish opinions I get for questions versus the number of opinions I get from non-Jews.
Q: What did you eat for lunch yesterday?
Jewish Person: Hot Cheetos, Carl’s Jr. I didn’t really eat a lunch. A brownie? I had teriyaki chicken.
Non-Jewish Person: Corned beef, bacon, and pastrami omelet at Factor’s Deli.
Q: What’s your major?
Jewish Person: Its political science. Originally computer science but I changed it to political science when I found out that math is hard. My mom wanted me to be a STEM major, but I felt that I had more of a natural passion and interest in law and policy. Ultimately, I wanted to get a Master’s in social work to pursue a career in advocacy, but my mother said I couldn’t because SHE got a Master’s in social work and it didn’t pan out well for vague financial purposes.
Non-Jewish Person: Political Science, Pre-Law.
Q: What is your favorite place you’ve travelled?
Jewish Person: I went on a cruise that took me to Mexico. London is my favorite place.
Non-Jewish Person: San Francisco.
Q: What is your favorite cereal?
Jewish Person: Waffles
Non-Jewish Person: Cap’n Crunch
Q: What is one of your hobbies?
Jewish Person: Um…bingo. Oh wait! I got one: eating gefilte fish.
Non-Jewish Person: Yoga
After my study, I think it’s safe to assume that Jews like to give their opinions, whether asked or not.