I have this coworker who is a transferee from Israel (he used to live in Modi’in, if I’m not mistaken). I think he’s great, and we have a lot in common, so we chat all the time. He’s another born Jew who is convinced I’m secretly and actually Jewish (not unlike my ex-fiance’s father, and various other folks who have told me over the years that I really have a Jewish soul), which periodically comes up in conversation, as it did today:
RR: Well, what do you want to do? But then, you’re Jewish.
SE: Not yet, but soon.
RR: Are you converting Reform? Or Conservative?
SE: I’m actually talking to the Orthodox rabbi.
RR: Really?! (laughs) You are hardcore. You are hardcore.
Rock on, folks.