One of our FAVORITE questions to investigate here at Ok! Here is the Situation is the question of religion. It is never discussed on-screen, yet must play a pivotal role in the lead’s final decision.
We know that Andi Dorfman is Jewish, but only because Juan Pablo Galavis failed to ask her a single question off-screen about her religious beliefs! So we know that religion is an important question to Andi.
THUS it will be an important question for her to ask her suitors off-screen. So can the 27-year-old Jewish girl handle a non-Jew or will it be a deal-breaker?
In addition to being geographically desirable, frontrunner Josh Murray is very spiritual (a plus), but is he Jewish?
Josh was born to a Jewish mother Lauren and a Catholic father Dennis on August 12, 1984. He was raised Jesuit Catholic though attending Tampa Jesuit High School.
But we know that faith is EXTREMELY important to Josh and his family.
In fact sister Stephanie was just baptized in their church.
Mom, Lauren said this about her youngest son Aaron in the Red&Black UofG paper:
“I think faith has gotten him through everything he’s done. He knows that. He knows it’s certainly nothing he’s done. It’s all God has blessed him with,” ….. “He knows not to take advantage of that. It is a gift. I think he’s very grateful for any gift that God’s given him. I think he tries to work very hard at it.”
Mother Lauren was born Lauren Shiro. Her father is Ted Shiro of Naples Florida.
Brother Aaron has tattoos symbolizing the importance of his family and his faith.
He has a tattoo of a cross for his Catholic father (with dad’s initials on top) and a Star of David for his Jewish mom (mom’s initials on the bottom), and the initials of his brother Josh and sister Stephanie on either side of the cross (brother and sister were raised Catholic).
Faith was also important to the family in dealing with their mom’s brain tumor:
So will Josh make the cut? No doubt he and Andi will be discussing this situation in depth before the season ends!
UPDATE: Dec 8th, 2015: Andi Dorfman and Josh Murray have officially broken up!
Here Andi explains her first impression of Josh.
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