The OTHER Jew in Ice Dancing

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Ah yes. Everyone is paying attention to the Israeli ice dancers because they dressed like Jews and danced to Hava Nagila on Sunday night. I really wasn’t planning on writing about them because I didn’t think you wanted to hear me rant about how terrible they were. Don’t wanna go bashing the Israelis now (Yeah, yeah. They were cute, beautiful, etc. Got it).

But why focus on the Israelis when we can chat about a winner! Well, not a winner. But in the Olympics, for some reason, we praise the guy who came in second place. And this year, ice dancing’s “winner” (code word for second place) was a Jew. Yeah! Go Charlie White!

But I cannot take the credit for finding this out. Last week, WAY before he won his medal, our friends at InterfaithFamily.com were covering his story. What fascinates me most about him is that he is 22, and he has been dancing with his partner since 1997. If I was any good at math, I’d be able to tell you how young he was when they started dancing together. Yeah…Charlie! You’re a baller!

Congrats to him and (I guess) the Israeli team.

Posted on February 24, 2010

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