Joanna AngelJoanna Angel was raised in an orthodox home, and is now making porn. She’s interviewed in Mr. Skin (by “Rabbi Mo Gaydau”), and discusses her religious upbringing, the relationship of her religion to her work, and Jewish views on sex in general.

May I publicly “out” you as Jewish?
Of course! I am not ashamed! I am proud to be one of the Chosen Ones.
Are you religiously observant?
Well, I don’t know. I mean, really no . . . I grew up religious, like didn’t use electricity on Saturdays, went to temple almost every week, etc., so yeah. I don’t do all that anymore, but I spend most of the Jewish holidays with my family, and they are observant, and I respect their rules when I’m there.
I wasn’t with my family this past year on Yom Kippur and I still fasted, and I don’t eat bread on all the eight days of Passover. It sounds like a bold statement, but I would venture to say I am the most observant Jewish porn star . . . but you know . . . compared to how I was raised I feel like the way I am now is pretty goy-ish.
[…] Did the melodic voice of a cantor ever make you touch yourself in temple or just climax from the sheer power of faith?
My sister is a cantor in a synagogue in Indiana. And if you say something dirty about my sister, I will kick your ass.
OK, let’s change the subject. Are you into messy fun? Like what if I asked you to join me in a vat of schmaltz for a game of find the kosher salami?
I would tell you that I am a Sephardic Jew, not an Ashkenazi Jew, so I don’t speak Yiddish.

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