Repeatedly, I heard her say,”You? A convert? No!”
The teacher then proceeded to pull someone else over and ask, “Who looks more Jewish? Me or her?” All the while, she was pointing at me.
She repeated the words “She looks so much more Jewish than me” about thirty times in Hebrew.
I was mortified. (Yeah, no kidding.)
There is no one Jewish look. There isn’t one way to “look” Jewish. The beauty of Judaism is the patchwork fabric of its people.