Jon Ossoff, hot Jewish millennial, is projected to be Georgia’s first Jewish senator.
Ossoff, 33, was born and raised in a Jewish family in Atlanta, interned for U.S. Representative John Lewis, and then became a documentary film producer. He is projected to be the winner in Georgia’s runoff election on January, 5 against incumbent Sen. Perdue, who ran a nasty campaign that included a Facebook ad that digitally altered Ossoff’s nose to appear larger.
With the historic wins of both Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, who will be the first Black man to represent Georgia in the Senate, the Democrats will regain control of the Senate.
Jewish Twitter had some feelings, naturally, and some very Jewish jokes about Jon Ossoff. Enjoy.
1. Amen to thirst:
5781 is the year of Jewish political thirst!!!!
— Hilary Leichter (@hilsaphina) January 6, 2021
2. His bar mitzvah theme was absolutely Star Wars, though.
I’m excited for Jon Ossoff because democracy is saved and it’s fun to have a Senator whose bar mitzvah theme was very likely “Sports!”
— Bess Kalb (@bessbell) January 6, 2021
3. It’s honestly rude he’s 33.
Jon Ossoff winning a Senate seat at 33 would set an impossible standard for nice Jewish boys everywhere and the mothers who ask what they’re going to do with their lives
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) January 6, 2021
4. Resonates deeply with us here, a site run by Jewish semi-journalists:
jon ossoff is a huge inspiration to jewish semi-journalists who haven't really accomplished anything but like to say "yeah i could probably do that"
— Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) January 6, 2021
5. Never. Gonna. Hear. The. End. Of. This.
a jewish senator with a doctor wife we're never gonna hear the fucking end of this https://t.co/exU1N70AdW
— Yo, Semites (@maxjrosenthal) January 6, 2021
6. Fake it ’til ya make it, baby!
I assume everyone I know is getting texts like this tonight pic.twitter.com/hqdd2994fH
— David Klion (@DavidKlion) January 6, 2021
7. Already insufferable:
my mom just found out Jon Ossoff is not only Jewish but 33 and that is how she is beginning and ending all phone calls for the foreseeable future
— Anna Roisman (@AnnaRoisman) January 6, 2021
8. Even Josh Gad’s mom!!!! Josh Gad is famous!!!
My dear @ossoff I couldn’t be happier and more proud. Thank you for creating a world in which every Jewish mother, including my own, now turns to their son/daughter and says, “why can’t you be more like Jon Ossoff?”
— Josh Gad (@joshgad) January 6, 2021
9. Happy for Jon Ossoff’s mom’s friends, tbh.
My grandmother was very close friends with Jon Ossoff’s aunt. By Jewish tradition, that makes him practically family. I’m so sorry she isn’t around to brag about him. “You know, Tilly’s nephew, the senator…”
— Betsy Aldredge (@BetsyAldredge) January 6, 2021
10. He was a theater kid!??!
Jon Ossoff is proof that Jewish theater kids are a) capable of anything and b) insufferable 🙂
— the demon barber of fleets tweet (@mollzlols) January 6, 2021
11. AND DID A CAPPELLA???!
while it's good to have younger people in the senate, i'm not sure we've totally considered all of the potential consequences of giving national political power to former college a capella members https://t.co/SMbeCNvNq8
— Max Tani (@maxwelltani) January 6, 2021
12. Much More Impressive Jewish Wife Energy 2021:
We (rightfully) have been really focused on Ossoff's hot Jewish energy but we shouldn't forget that he also has a Much More Impressive Jewish Wife (TM). https://t.co/nDQGsPfTpS
— Lior Zaltzman (@liorca) January 6, 2021
13. Mazel tov, Ashkenazi Jews.
Big day for southern Ashkenazi men. Take a victory lap fellas
— Ben Hartman (@Benhartman) January 6, 2021
14. I mean, he does look like an AEPi, no?
People talking about how hot Ossoff is like he doesn’t look like literally any random guy in a Jewish fraternity
— Brokeback Mountain Defender (@DoctorPissPants) January 6, 2021
15. Yes, this is our tweet, and no, we can’t stop laughing at it:
Jon Ossoff realizing there were no hot millennial Jews in the senate pic.twitter.com/CJaekmcKuZ
— Alma (@hey_alma) January 6, 2021
16. Waiting for those summer camp stories…
Between Doug Emhoff and Jon Ossoff we’ve all been reminded of a valuable lesson: Never overlook the nerdiest kid at summer camp.
— KSV (@KSVesq) January 6, 2021
17. And, uh, someone pitch us, we’re at email@example.com:
How soon till we get a @hey_alma piece like "I gave Senator Ossoff a handjob at summer camp"
— Ḥanukkah Solo (@Pale_0ntologist) January 6, 2021
18. Let’s end on a genuine note: It’s a big deal, and we’re so happy.
If this holds and Georgia’s Senate delegation is a liberal Jewish documentarian and a liberal Black preacher don’t ever bother telling me anything is impossible ever again.
— Jason Kander (@JasonKander) January 6, 2021
A jewish man and a black man is representing Georgia in the senate, you know racists are mad a hell today.
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) January 6, 2021
This. Georgia’s first Black Senator and first Jewish Senator ran as a team. They ran on healthcare, jobs, stimulus checks, equality. They ran against racism, against vicious white supremacist campaigns that spent endless amounts of money on smears and attack ads. And they won. https://t.co/5Q9VLSbUuN
— Sophie #DefundNYPD Ellman-Golan (@EgSophie) January 6, 2021