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Jewish Mother of the Year tonight!!

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lighthousekeeping Tue 09-Oct-12 18:37:33

Yes, I know it's going to be full of stereotypes and my Jewish friends will be cringing but will watch it anyway I can't wait though!!! I'm recording it and will have a rubbish tv fest at the end of the week.

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 13:54:41

The shopkeeper fascinated me, but i think that was nothing to do with him being Jewish more that he was so camp.

I can't work out if I think these Jewish programmes are good or bad. I know that some of my teen DCs friends told me they watched Strictly Kosher, and they seemed quite intrigued by the whole thing. We live in East London so jews, particularly hasids are not that uncommon as in some areas but still they're a bit of a mystery. My DC being mixed race (dh is black) does mean to their friends its all a bit confusing that their jewish but look nothing like what they know as jews. I think these shows help in that respect but then could be damaging at some level.

I like Emma, she's much more my kind of person than some of the others, but I'm quite shallow into things like beauty, fashion and sort of 'younger' attitudes. I would love to know what her husband does.

And ooh Radlett, I wonder if she knows my cousin. She lives in that area and her children attend one of the jewish schools there. Although she doesn't like me and my lack of observance so probably hates Emma!

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 14:48:08

Ooh, I watched this, thought it was ok, but that is more as I am putting them into boxes of Nice, and Not Nice. In Nice, I had the one with curly red hair, the one paired with Ruth, and the one paired with Emma. And the blonde from last week. And Traci-Ann (sp?), who I LOVE.

I didn;'t like Ruth. I would tar her with my worst insult, or 'not having many women friends'. (and I guess she can't really have friendships with blokes in the same way that I do either.) She just can't seem to get on with anyone at all.

Which leads me to ask: what does 'frum' mean? It was said last night and above. Is it just every orthodox, or does it mean more? Is 6 children lady also frum?

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 15:10:49

Frum.Last night I think he said Frummer/a which is basically someone who is frum.

I and my family always use it as someone who is quite observant. So not necessarily orthodox but observant. Although I don't really mix with observant jews and I think amongst them its just for orthodox and hasids.

So yes 6 lady is frum. She is a frumma.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 16:37:35

Ah, thank you!

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 16:47:55

Ooh, a bit of judicious (ahem) googling reveals that Mr Emma is Laurence Beck, a chartered surveyor/property investor.

And that Emma became known when a Batmitvah routine that she did with her daughters went viral last year. linky

squoosh Wed 17-Oct-12 16:49:11

Wowzers, embarassing Mum alert. The daughters don't look too mortified though.

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 17:01:00

Her children are September, Atlanta, Gypsy, Duran and Tiger Lily!

One Direction performed.

At least she seems a laugh.

squoosh Wed 17-Oct-12 17:05:40


Interesting, names. I'd have been surprised if she'd had an Emily and a Chloe.

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 17:06:00

And this is the video!

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 17:07:56

Erm, September Bliss if you please!

So. She was a Duranie, wasn't she? Someone from Duran Duran had a child called Atlanta, with Amanda de Cadenet. A Taylor, not sure which.
WOuld have expected at least one to be called Rio.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 17:12:07

I think if I had her figure, I'd be posting videos of myself in crop tops ALL THE TIME!

squoosh Wed 17-Oct-12 17:12:51

September Bliss sounds like the name of a slightly racy Mills and Boon novel.

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 17:14:04

Fuck is she older than me? She looks so good for her age and a mother of 5!

It was John Taylor apparently.

Tiger Lily is very Paula Yates.

God imagine what Ruth must have made of their names. People think my DCs names are a bit odd but they're not this wacky. I wonder if hers have hebrew names too like mine <smug alert>

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 17:15:55

LOL have to post this.

In response to me saying Tiger Lily is very Paula Yates, DD1 just said and Gypsy is very Yates Wine Bar grin

All my 3 are impressed by the video though.

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 17:19:08

Very Yates Wine Bar?! She's really witty!!! How old?

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 17:20:57

this made ma laugh. In a profile of all the Jewish Mothers, the most positive thing they author could say about Ruth was wears sheitel throughout!

really did not like Ruth

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 17:23:10

She's 17, I'm surprised she knows what they are though.

However she has pointed out to me that I've often harped on in utter disgust about somewhere being like a Yates blush

HazeltheMcWitch Wed 17-Oct-12 17:26:35

I think that's a good joke for a 17yo!
But what doI know? My eldest is 4 and his only favourite joke is what's brown and sticky...

RubyFakeNails Wed 17-Oct-12 17:37:05

I'm quite impressed, I've rewarded her with a freddo.

That blogs quite funny. Am intrigued by Emma and her family although more by the fact it doesn't give her age. It appears her husband does a bit of footballing too.

I didn't like ruth either, she was like a 12 year old school girl with glasses man and with the batmitzvah challenge she started off by saying she was out of touch with youth then trying to dominate the entire thing.

lighthousekeeping Wed 17-Oct-12 18:42:49

After watching that video I can see them been on My Sweet 16 next. I love seeing rich people's houses! smile. I was in Radlett yesterday at my friends impressive house and I asked her where she thought Emma's was and she said that the big houses are all at "the other side" of Radlett. My friends has a mere six bedrooms so god knows how many the ones on "the other side" have.

GimmeIrnBru Wed 17-Oct-12 19:09:47

Have been watching this show. Very intriguing. Will keep watching til the end as I'm hooked now!

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