Jewish Girl – Matilda

Jewish Girl - Matilda
(Jewish Girl of the Year Voting Page)

I heard you speak Spanish, what is your favorite phrase to say and why?
Mejor sola que mal acompañada. It means better alone than in bad company. I first heard the phrase from my aunt when I was 19 and whenever I am being asked for advice or personally dealing with people who make me feel bad, I just remember it and try to remove people who bring me down from my life. I use it so much I have even started translating it for my friends who don’t speak Spanish.

What is the coolest part about being in law school?
The bad law-school jokes. One would be surprised with how many dirty jokes/come-ons a law student can come up with using legal terms. I also really enjoy Law Revue which is an annual musical based on law school events and the legal profession. I end up laughing so hard I cry.

Finish this sentence:  As Jewish Girl of the Week I will change the world by…
Assuming I get a magic wand, I would like to tap people with my magic wand and have them break out in song, preferably happy songs. I think I like musicals a bit too much.

Who is the coolest living Jew?
Amanda Bynes. I think she is really funny and have been a fan since she was in Nickelodeon’s The Amanda Show. She also is my favorite because she got to be in the movie What a Girl Wants with my celebrity crush, Colin Firth.

What is your favorite Jewish Youtube video?
It is without a doubt the video of Gal Fridman and the entire stadium singing Hatikvah at the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Israel’s first gold medal was made more significant by the anti-Semitic history of the Olympics. Every time I watch that video I get teary-eyed. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9K-8vnXGW-o&feature=player_embedded

Where can we find you on a Friday night in DC?
After a pretty busy week, I’m either relaxing at home or going to services with Briana (also a JGOW), depending on what I find on GathertheJews.com. My new fave is Mesorah DC, thanks to Aaron’s suggestion :) and I look forward to going more often.