The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT&ANALYSIS -

“I’ve been told over again that there are no good Jewish men out there. Usu­ally when I read the ‘no good Jewish men’ com­plaint, I get mad and some­times even write let­ters to the ed­i­tor full of ar­gu­ments like, ‘Whad­daya mean, no good Jewish men out there? I’m a good Jewish man, and I’m out here, dang it!’ But the hell with all that. I’m un­clos­et­ing my­self and de­claim­ing to the world: I am a bad Jewish man. Not bad like tor­tur­ing kit­tens or us­ing my tal­lit to net shrimp and hogtie pigs. Just bad in date­abil­ity. I’m short. I don’t make a lot of money. At 49, I’m too old for much of the Planet of the Jewish Sin­gle Women. And — this will be a shock, com­ing from a Jew — I’m neu­rotic and in­se­cure.” DAVID SEIDMAN, THE FOR­WARD, APRIL 10

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