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Jewish Bachelorette Chooses Perfect Match

Jewish Bachelorette Chooses Perfect Match

This shidduch will go down in reality-TV history.

Hannah Dreyfus is a staff writer at the New York Jewish Week. She covers abuses of power in non-profit and religious settings. She heads up the Investigative Journalism Fund, an initiative to fill a gap in investigative and enterprise reporting. Reach her at

Let the hora dancing begin.

In last night’s "Bachelorette" finale, Jewish bachelorette Andi Dorfman chose her perfect partner: the tall, handsome and Jewish Atlanta native, Josh Murray.

It seems our spoiler alert was right on target.

The 27-year-old brunette lawyer from Georgia, chose Murray over the dashing runner-up, Nick Viall. Though exciting, Viall simply couldn’t compete with Josh’s hometown, good-boy appeal.

In the tearful proposal Monday night, Josh offered up a giant Neil Lane diamond while pronouncing Dorfman the “answer to all of my prayers.”

"Andi, you are the answer to my dreams you are the woman I thought never existed in this world," Murray continued. "All my worries they just seem to vanish when I'm with you."

That’s true yiddishe nachas.

Dorfman is the first female Jewish contestant to join the show in all the 18 former seasons of "The Bachelor" and nine former seasons of "The Bachelorette." And though there have been other Jewish contestants in the past, this is the first time both members of the winning couple are Jewish.

The dates on previous shows proved to foreshadow the finale. During her final date with Josh in the Dominican Republic, Dorfman handed the former pro-baseball player a baseball card with her last name changed to his: “Andi Murray.”

And just in case that wasn’t enough of a hint, Dorfman visited Nick herself to tell him she just wasn’t “feeling it.” She even asked him to skip picking out the ring. Ouch.

Now it’s time to time celebrate, Jewish style.

The only questions that remain: Does ABC get credit for the shidduch? And which rabbi will be officiating the wedding?

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