The Shmooze

What Does Your Favorite Jewish Food Say About You?

By Rachel Seliger

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Dreaming of a bagel and schmear/stroll combo? Or are you more of a curl-up-in-your-PJs with a bowl of a matzo ball soup kind of person?

Read on to discover if your noshing has a deeper meaning:

1) Bagel

You’re a classic and everybody loves you. Be careful that you don’t let it go to your head, because a large part of your appeal is your unpretentious simplicity.


2) Hamentashen

You’re constantly throwing theme parties and love any excuse to wear a costume.


3) Matzo ball soup

Your nickname might be “old reliable”; your partners are lucky to be able to count on you through sickness and health.


4) Brisket

According to researchers, people who crave salty foods are more likely to “go with the flow.” It may be best for you to find a partner who is more goal-oriented to help keep your relationship on track.


5) Ruben (on rye)

As a traditionalist, you may often be described as the “girl or boy next door.” You appreciate a solid foundation and stick to what you know.


6) Gefilte fish

You may want to take a shower. In a recent survey of singles, hygiene came in as the biggest dating deal breaker—make sure your smell isn’t what makes a first date unforgettable.


7) Knish

To outsiders, you may appear reserved or “plain,” but those who take the time to dig deeper and get to know you will find you are a perfect example of not judging a book by its cover (i.e. your delicious potato filling).


8) Challah

As a people-pleaser, you focus on others’ needs before your own. Remember to make yourself a priority as well.


9) Dill pickle

Wait a second, are you sure you aren’t pregnant?


Rachel Seliger is the JDate community manager.


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