As Jaqueline Laurita pointed out this season on The Real Housewives of New Jersey, Siggy Flicker isn't even 1/16th Italian. But just because her family doesn't hail from the boot-shaped country which gave us pizza (in fact, Siggy was born in bomb shelter in Israel during the Six Day War in 1967), doesn't mean that she can't relate to her Italian pals. Because, according to her, there are plenty of similarities between Jewish and Italian cultures.
"It's not different at all. The only difference is matzah ball as opposed to meatball," the relationship guru told The Daily Dish. "That's it. So Jews and Italians are very similar, especially with these women that I've met. It's old school is the only school that we know."
She notes that for Jewish and Italian women, family always comes first. "We're very strict with our children. We're obsessed with our husbands. We're obsessed with family," she said. "Doesn't matter if we're talking about my ex-husband Mark, who was my husband's best man at our wedding, or were talking about the love of my life, Michael Campanella. Family is family. And we keep it real because we really don't really care. meaning this is who we are and in Jersey you have high and you have low. You don't have the medium. You don't have the normal. And that's what I love about Jersey Housewives. That's what I love about my girls. It's authentic."
Speaking of family and marriages, below Siggy makes some predictions for the RHONJ marriages.
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