Sunday, July 17, 2005

Lustrous Sepharad   posted by Razib @ 7/17/2005 02:10:00 AM

Since I've been doing a lot of reading where "Maghrebi" kept coming up...I decided to see if IMDB had any new pictures of Moroccan Canadian actress Emmanuelle Chriqui (she was Lance Bug-eye-Bass's romantic interest in his flop movie from a few years back). There were some here and there, but I did a little more web searching...and I stumbled on to the fact that her parents are actually Morrocan Jews. A month back some might have wondered if we had it in for Sephardic Jews, with the whole Ashkenazi IQ debate, and the implicit diss on their southern cousins. But if Ms. Chriqui is held as an exemplar, I will offer that Sephardic Jews have a leg up in the T&A factor. For your edification, I have placed an image of Ms. Chriqui below the fold, placed above another of Ms. Natalie Portman, the pearl of Ashkenazi Jewish pulchritude (not work safe, especially in the Arab world!).