About me: W. Zev Shohet

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Zev Shohet
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TRY ONE YOURSELF>>> Age: 38 Residence: Bat Yam, Israel Married? With children? Yes, first on the way Occupation: Marine Insurance Adjuster Education: Phd Pets: None Religious affiliation / observance: Respectfully secular Last person / party I voted for: JDL Next person / party I will vote for: Undecided My history (100 words max): I was born in the United States, to a conservative family. Grew up in Madison, Wisconsin where I learned that Liberals are insane. Practiced law in the States until I could take no more. I moved to Israel in 2000 where I learned that it is ok to be a Jew. But am finding that, even here, it may soon be a crime Family history (100 words max): Born to a professor and a Jacqueline of all trades common sense mother who could out-work any man and out-cook any safta. Moved away in college, and never really made it back. Moved to Israel, where my bride of a few short months and I reside already, Bs"D, expecting our firstborn My connection with Israel: I grew up with a sense of pride that a people who numbered not even in the tens of millions worldwide, had returned to the promised land and, against all odds, defend it against anyone who would try to take it away. Now I live and breathe here, and here is where I belong What I would take with me to a deserted island: Ariel Sharon, Rabbi Meir Kahane, Mike Ditka, my father, a shesh besh set and a deck of cards. Imagine the conversations If I could have dinner with any person in the world it would be: My grandfather, Dr. Allen S. Shohet, of Oak Park, Illinois. The greatest man I shall ever have had the privilege to know What angers you: Small minds, small people, and big government. I cannot stand people who go through life like pack animals, nose to tail, following because they do not know any better What makes you happy: My wonderful wife and the blessings that G-d has seen fit to bestow upon us Last book I read was: A day in the life of Ivan Denisovitch, by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, for about the 20th time Comfort food: BBQ, breakfast, and samsa (Uzbekistan style meat pastry with lamb, herbs, & spices) My life five years from now: Bs"D, a family of four You may not like it but I have something controversial to say: You seldom have to be right to be popular, and and are even less frequently popular if you are Happiness: 1-10 (10 being the happiest) 9 TRY ONE YOURSELF>>> Meet all 'About Me' participants