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Kevin Youkilis Engaged to Tom Brady’s Sister

Gisele that much more likely to attend a seder

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Kevin Youkilis.(Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Boston Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who was voted the best Jewish baseball player of the past decade, is engaged to Tom Brady’s sister, Julie, the Boston Herald reports. Deadspin expressed cautious elation, warning readers that the Herald very recently reported, incorrectly, that Youkilis was dating Brady’s other sister, Nancy.

If it is true, mazel tov to the happy couple! We can only hope brother-in-law Tom (who happens to endorse Uggs—the preferred footwear of Jewish co-eds nationwide) and Gisele get the invite for this year’s Passover seder.

Boston Herald: Kevin Youkilis Is Getting Married To Tom Brady’s Sister [Deadspin]
Tom Brady getting new bro-in-law: Red Sox’ Kevin Youkilis! [Boston Herald]
Earlier: Red Sox’s Youkilis Wins Best Jewish Player of ’00s

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Shalom Freedman says:

In the old primitive days Jews did not use to celebrate intermarriages even if they were to celebrities. But apparently ‘Tablet’ goes with the flow whatever the flow might be.

George says:

In 50-100 years the only real Jews in this country are going to be the Hasids with a very small number of conservative-oriented secular Jews.The rest like Youkilis are destined to vanish into the non-Jewish mainstream.

Nildred says:

Everybody should survey the results of these marriages. There are spousal conversions and Jewish raised children in significant numbers. They usually don’t become Hasids because as a rule they steer away from cults When someone deliberately chooses Judaism it seems to reverberate more deeply than robotic acceptance of presciptive practices. There are more than 60 Hasidic dynasties;ranging in beliefs that Israel is the work of the devil, women should wear black chadors and keep their faces covered,the men should not work but live on state and charity welfare,to the elimination of all knowledge except Talmud for educating their sons. Our destiny is underwritten by an entity much greater than yourself. A healthy touch of humility won’t hurt very much.

No nice Jewish girls in Boston?

George says:

Nildred, there have been many studies on children of inter-faith marriages and when they reach adulthood,1 out of 10 self-identify as Jews both culturally and religiously. I repeat, ONE out of TEN.

scadabish says:

Why is it that most Jewish people are eager to accept people into their family only if they convert to  Judaism. How do you not see how shallow and selfish that is. Few other religions in the world are so exclusionary. That is truly a shame, because religion is supposed to be about acceptance and love. In today’s world tolerance for all kinds needs to be much more common than exclusivity. For whatever reason the majority of Jews don’t seem to grasp that. Sad.   

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