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My current girlfriend is of Irish decent and was raised Catholic, but is converting to become a reform Jew.
LOL, no offense to your gf or you but reading that statement is just funny as hell.
I lol'd because as a former Irish Catholic (well I'm still Irish, you know what I mean....) you don't see the Catholic-to-Jew conversion too often. Normally Irish Catholics end up agnostic/atheist if anything after all the bullshit you run into growing up. George Carlin even did a bit about it.
Well that's what happened to me, but the Catholic BS somehow turned her in this direction. Not sure why, but whatever, reform Jew is the least objectionable of the mainstream religions I suppose (if you absolutely MUST be a part of one). But when she moved to NY and started shopping around for synagogues, they have this racket where they try to determine how much money you make so they can "suggest" a proper "donation" to be a member and get "tickets" to Passover service and all that shit. In other words, they shake you down. She lied to them about her salary and they questioned her about it based on where she lives, but in the end her "donation" was accordingly lowered. If there ain't a ton of Jew jokes in there then I've never heard one. The whole thing is ridiculous but it's her life. I think she just wants something on her social calendar.
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