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Jewish Bachelorette Chooses Perfect Match

This shidduch will go down in reality-TV history.

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Andi Dorfman chooses Jewish soul mate, Josh Murray. Credit: us.beamly.com
Andi Dorfman chooses Jewish soul mate, Josh Murray. Credit: us.beamly.com

Let the hora dancing begin.

In last night’s "Bachelorette" finale, Jewish bachelorette Andi Dorfman chose her perfect partner: the tall, handsome and Jewish Atlanta native, Josh Murray.

It seems our spoiler alert was right on target.

The 27-year-old brunette lawyer from Georgia, chose Murray over the dashing runner-up, Nick Viall. Though exciting, Viall simply couldn’t compete with Josh’s hometown, good-boy appeal.

In the tearful proposal Monday night, Josh offered up a giant Neil Lane diamond while pronouncing Dorfman the “answer to all of my prayers.”

"Andi, you are the answer to my dreams you are the woman I thought never existed in this world," Murray continued. "All my worries they just seem to vanish when I'm with you."

That’s true yiddishe nachas.

Dorfman is the first female Jewish contestant to join the show in all the 18 former seasons of "The Bachelor" and nine former seasons of "The Bachelorette." And though there have been other Jewish contestants in the past, this is the first time both members of the winning couple are Jewish.

The dates on previous shows proved to foreshadow the finale. During her final date with Josh in the Dominican Republic, Dorfman handed the former pro-baseball player a baseball card with her last name changed to his: “Andi Murray.”

And just in case that wasn’t enough of a hint, Dorfman visited Nick herself to tell him she just wasn’t “feeling it.” She even asked him to skip picking out the ring. Ouch.

Now it’s time to time celebrate, Jewish style.

The only questions that remain: Does ABC get credit for the shidduch? And which rabbi will be officiating the wedding?


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08/04/2014 - 10:38
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I think the religious differences should be resolved before the new season begins. It was not fair to Nick who believed he had a chance to be picked by Andi, but never had a chance.

as authentic as a lobster knish, and as Jewish as Tibet

If Josh's mother is Jewish- so Is he. He may not practice Judaism- but HE IS JEWISH.

Afraid NOT. She converted BEFORE their birth. Plus JOSH is devout Christian who was baptized.he went to Jesuit High School and quotes scripture.

I think that they're both about as Jewish as a Christmas tree. Seem like nice kids and a good match, though.

Just read another website that says he actually is a product of an intermarriage with a Catholic dad and kids were raised Catholic & siblings also have cross tattoos. Maybe it's wrong but it didn't say he was a practicing jew. If Judaism is important to andi, he might comply. If they make it down the aisle, it would be cool to see a traditional Jewish wedding on ABC prime time but it could be one of those with a rabbi and priest

Josh is not Jewish. He's a Christian.

Josh was raised Jesuit Catholic and his sister was just baptized in their church. It doesn't sound like he practices Judaism at all even though his mother is Jewish. Maybe Andi will change that ...if she is a practicing Jew herself.

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