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Real Housewives of New York: Eboni’s Black Shabbat dinner gets out of control

A Shabbat dinner quickly spiraled out of control when Ramona Singer, 64, started complaining that Jewish people had shunned her when she first moved to New York and in college. 

Drinking in the 70-minute limo ride the housewives took to dinner at a house in Summit, NJ, didn’t help the situation nor did the fact that Ramona arrived clearly hungry in Tuesday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York titled Hanger Pains. 

The Black shabbat dinner was organized by Eboni K. Williams, 37, as a way to expose the other housewives to other traditions. 

However, Ramona soon began to enrage her castmates during a debate on Black and Jewish oppression – as she revealed she used to ‘cry herself to sleep wishing she was Jewish in college, and claimed she was ‘discriminated against’ by Jewish people for being Christian 

Ramona spirals: A Shabbat dinner quickly spiraled out of control when Ramona Singer, 64, started complaining that Jewish people had shunned her when she first moved to New York

Hangry: Drinking in the 70-minute limo ride the housewives took to dinner at a house in Summit, NJ, didn’t help the situation nor did the fact that Ramona arrived clearly hungry in Tuesday's episode of the Real Housewives of New York titled Hanger Pains

Hangry: Drinking in the 70-minute limo ride the housewives took to dinner at a house in Summit, NJ, didn’t help the situation nor did the fact that Ramona arrived clearly hungry in Tuesday’s episode of the Real Housewives of New York titled Hanger Pains

Eboni: The Black shabbat dinner was organized by Eboni K. Williams, 37, as a way to expose the other housewives to other traditions

Eboni: The Black shabbat dinner was organized by Eboni K. Williams, 37, as a way to expose the other housewives to other traditions

The episode began with Leah McSweeny, 38, who was in the process of converting to Judaism, preparing to sing the shabbat candle lighting prayer.

When Leah couldn’t attend because of a potential COVID exposure, she zoomed in her attendance via phone. 

Leah’s presence on the phone annoyed Ramona who also became upset when the topic turned to Black and Jewish oppression.

Preparing: Leah McSweeny, 38, who was in the process of converting to Judaism, was preparing to sing the shabbat candle lighting prayer

Preparing: Leah McSweeny, 38, who was in the process of converting to Judaism, was preparing to sing the shabbat candle lighting prayer

Zoomed: When Leah couldn't attend because of a potential COVID exposure, she zoomed in her attendance via phone

Zoomed: When Leah couldn’t attend because of a potential COVID exposure, she zoomed in her attendance via phone

Annoyed: Leah's presence on the phone annoyed Ramona who also became upset when the topic turned to Black and Jewish oppression

Annoyed: Leah’s presence on the phone annoyed Ramona who also became upset when the topic turned to Black and Jewish oppression

Archie Gottesman, who runs an organization called JewBelong and who hosted the dinner, said at the table that she had been really worried about the relationship between Black and Jewish communities. 

Eboni said ‘when you are an oppressed people it is very easy to join with other forms of oppression for your own perceived survival. The only person that wins when those communities are at odds is white supremacy.’ Eboni said she had paid the price.

Ramona interjected ‘we all want what is right in this world.’ She also told her that ‘we have all paid the price in different ways.’ Ramona told them that in college Jewish people hated her.

Archie hosts: Archie Gottesman, who runs an organization called JewBelong and who hosted the dinner, said at the table that she had been really worried about the relationship between Black and Jewish communities

Archie hosts: Archie Gottesman, who runs an organization called JewBelong and who hosted the dinner, said at the table that she had been really worried about the relationship between Black and Jewish communities

Oppressed: Eboni said 'when you are an oppressed people it is very easy to join with other forms of oppression for your own perceived survival. The only person that wins when those communities are at odds is white supremacy.' Eboni said she had paid the price

Oppressed: Eboni said ‘when you are an oppressed people it is very easy to join with other forms of oppression for your own perceived survival. The only person that wins when those communities are at odds is white supremacy.’ Eboni said she had paid the price

Hated: Ramona interjected 'we all want what is right in this world.' She also told her that 'we have all paid the price in different ways.' Ramona told them that in college Jewish people hated her

Hated: Ramona interjected ‘we all want what is right in this world.’ She also told her that ‘we have all paid the price in different ways.’ Ramona told them that in college Jewish people hated her

Eboni found her comments offensive and said in a confessional that Ramona has a hard time sitting with the pain of marginalized Americans. ‘I don’t think Ramona has any clue as to how painful her reaction is at this moment,’ Eboni said.

Leah injected from the phone to stop Ramona from talking. In a confessional, Leah said that not only wasn’t the conversation about white people, but that it’s ‘not about you Ramona.’

‘Jewish people hated you at college? I’m sure everybody hated you at college,’ Leah added.

Offensive: Eboni found her comments offensive and said in a confessional that Ramona has a hard time sitting with the pain of marginalized Americans. 'I don't think Ramona has any clue as to how painful her reaction is at this moment,' Eboni said

Offensive: Eboni found her comments offensive and said in a confessional that Ramona has a hard time sitting with the pain of marginalized Americans. ‘I don’t think Ramona has any clue as to how painful her reaction is at this moment,’ Eboni said

Stop talking: Leah injected from the phone to stop Ramona from talking

Stop talking: Leah injected from the phone to stop Ramona from talking

Confession: 'Jewish people hated you at college? I'm sure everybody hated you at college,' Leah added

Confession: ‘Jewish people hated you at college? I’m sure everybody hated you at college,’ Leah added

Ramona kept talking about how when she came to New York that Jewish people shunned her and she was discriminated against. 

Ramona left the table. Leah screamed at her from the phone that she was acting like a psycho and to ‘sit down.’ She told her ‘you’re not looking good right now.’

Ramona came back to the table and apologized to Archie. Archie said she understood she felt the Jewish community left her out.

Discriminated: Ramona kept talking about how when she came to New York that Jewish people shunned her and she was discriminated against

Discriminated: Ramona kept talking about how when she came to New York that Jewish people shunned her and she was discriminated against

Apology: Ramona came back to the table and apologized to Archie. Archie said she understood she felt the Jewish community left her out

Apology: Ramona came back to the table and apologized to Archie. Archie said she understood she felt the Jewish community left her out

‘Well, she did have sex with some Jewish guys,’ Sonja Morgan, 57, said.

‘Shut, I did not,’ Ramona said to Sonja. ‘I wish I was born Jewish.’

Sonja tried to get Ramona to stop steering the conversation back to herself.

As the ladies yelled at each other, one of Eboni’s friends seated at the table named Brian reached over and said to another friend at the table ‘I need another margarita.’

Stop steering: Sonja tried to get Ramona to stop steering the conversation back to herself

Stop steering: Sonja tried to get Ramona to stop steering the conversation back to herself

Margarita: As the ladies yelled at each other, one of Eboni's friends seated at the table named Brian reached over and said to another friend at the table 'I need another margarita'

Margarita: As the ladies yelled at each other, one of Eboni’s friends seated at the table named Brian reached over and said to another friend at the table ‘I need another margarita’

Leah asked Eboni to take her phone into the other room and told her she was disgusted by Ramona’s behavior. 

Leah said later in a confessional that Ramona had the ‘IQ of a f**king walnut.’

Ramona got up from the table and said she needed to eat real food and that she hadn’t eaten all day despite eating snacks on the limo ride on camera. 

She walked into the kitchen and told them she needed food. She told them she couldn’t have snacks because they are fattening.

Eboni: Eboni: Leah asked Eboni to take her phone into the other room and told her she was disgusted by Ramona's behavior

Kidding: Leah was shocked by Ramona's behavior

Eboni: Leah asked Eboni to take her phone into the other room and told her she was disgusted by Ramona’s behavior

Confession: Leah said later in a confessional that Ramona had the 'IQ of a f**king walnut'

Confession: Leah said later in a confessional that Ramona had the ‘IQ of a f**king walnut’

No snacks: She walked into the kitchen and told them she needed food. She told them she couldn't have snacks because they are fattening

No snacks: She walked into the kitchen and told them she needed food. She told them she couldn’t have snacks because they are fattening

Before the dinner started, the housewives all seemed to be having a good time. Ramona, Sonja, Luann and Eboni traveled in the limo together to the event in New Jersey. 

When they got there Luann got out of the van, saw there was snow in the trees and started to make mini snowballs to throw at Sonja and the others.

When they arrived at the house, Archie was welcoming to the group. Sonja told Archie she didn’t know much about Jewish traditions, but that ‘every shiksa has had a Jewish boyfriend.’

Limo: Before the dinner started, the housewives all seemed to be having a good time. Ramona, Sonja, Luann and Eboni traveled in the limo together to the event in New Jersey

Limo: Before the dinner started, the housewives all seemed to be having a good time. Ramona, Sonja, Luann and Eboni traveled in the limo together to the event in New Jersey

Snow: When they got there Luann got out of the van, saw there was snow in the trees and started to make mini snowballs to throw at Sonja and the others

Snow: When they got there Luann got out of the van, saw there was snow in the trees and started to make mini snowballs to throw at Sonja and the others

Welcoming: When they arrived at the house, Archie was welcoming to the group

Welcoming: When they arrived at the house, Archie was welcoming to the group

Eboni introduced Sonja to her friends including Brian and Dionne and told them that Sonja had just gone on a date set up by her matchmaker. 

She told them that Sonja was going to tell them all about it at dinner. Sonja said though she would rather tell them right now because ‘I have a couple of girlfriends with me who like to recycle.’

‘They do like some recycled ‘d’,’ Eboni said.

Friends: Eboni introduced Sonja to her friends including Brian and Dionne and told them that Sonja had just gone on a date set up by her matchmaker

Friends: Eboni introduced Sonja to her friends including Brian and Dionne and told them that Sonja had just gone on a date set up by her matchmaker

Dinner: She told them that Sonja was going to tell them all about it at dinner

Dinner: She told them that Sonja was going to tell them all about it at dinner

Sonja said she wanted to remove Luann and Ramona from the conversation. She told them that when she put her wedding invitation to her previous husband that no one even knew that they were dating.

‘Keep that man under-wraps,’ Sonja said in a confessional. ‘There is always going to be someone trying to trip you up.’

When Luann de Lesseps, 56, walked over, Sonja said let’s change the subject. When Luann asked why, Sonja told her it was because she was an introvert and Luann was an extrovert.

Remove: Sonja said she wanted to remove Luann and Ramona from the conversation. She told them that when she put her wedding invitation to her previous husband that no one even knew that they were dating

Remove: Sonja said she wanted to remove Luann and Ramona from the conversation. She told them that when she put her wedding invitation to her previous husband that no one even knew that they were dating

Luann: When Luann de Lesseps, 56, walked over, Sonja said let's change the subject. When Luann asked why, Sonja told her it was because she was an introvert and Luann was an extrovert

Luann: When Luann de Lesseps, 56, walked over, Sonja said let’s change the subject. When Luann asked why, Sonja told her it was because she was an introvert and Luann was an extrovert

‘I’m a fricken donkey if you are an introvert,’ Luann said.

The women then sat down for the shabbat dinner. Leah zoomed in for the dinner. 

Archie told her she started her organization to make Judaism more welcoming to others. They put Leah on a phone in the middle of the table. 

Welcoming: Archie told her she started her organization to make Judaism more welcoming to others. They put Leah on a phone in the middle of the table

Welcoming: Archie told her she started her organization to make Judaism more welcoming to others. They put Leah on a phone in the middle of the table

Ramona told her that they couldn’t all focus on talking to her because they were in the moment at the dinner and ‘can’t make sure every second you are okay.’

Leah asked why not. And Sonja jumped in and said ‘because she’s a b**ch.’ Leah said she was having a hard time hearing them. 

Leah then sang the prayers. Sonja told her she was blown away and really touched by her singing and her commitment.

Focus: Ramona told her that they couldn't all focus on talking to her because they were in the moment at the dinner and 'can't make sure every second you are okay'

Focus: Ramona told her that they couldn’t all focus on talking to her because they were in the moment at the dinner and ‘can’t make sure every second you are okay’

Blown away: Leah then sang the prayers. Sonja told her she was blown away and really touched by her singing and her commitment

Blown away: Leah then sang the prayers. Sonja told her she was blown away and really touched by her singing and her commitment

‘Beautiful,’ Sonja said, right before the evening spiraled out of control.

Earlier in the episode, Ramona worked on her realtor skills. She met with Michael Lorber, a real estate broker, at a property to help him show the apartment to his client Jordan. 

As Michael stood back, Ramona outlined for Jordan the selling points of the two bedroom, three and half bath, 3,826 sq foot, 34th floor unit that was on the market for $17.9 million.

Beautiful: 'Beautiful,' Sonja said, right before the evening spiraled out of control

Beautiful: ‘Beautiful,’ Sonja said, right before the evening spiraled out of control

Realtor: Earlier in the episode, Ramona worked on her realtor skills. She met with Michael Lorber, a real estate broker, at a property to help him show the apartment to his client Jordan

Realtor: Earlier in the episode, Ramona worked on her realtor skills. She met with Michael Lorber, a real estate broker, at a property to help him show the apartment to his client Jordan

Selling points: As Michael stood back, Ramona outlined for Jordan the selling points of the two bedroom, three and half bath, 3,826 sq foot, 34th floor unit that was on the market for $17.9 million

Selling points: As Michael stood back, Ramona outlined for Jordan the selling points of the two bedroom, three and half bath, 3,826 sq foot, 34th floor unit that was on the market for $17.9 million

She said in a confessional she was working on getting her real estate license. ‘I like being busy and I like making money,’ she said.

Michael tried to tell Jordan which way the unit’s living room was facing when Ramona hit him on the shoulder and said ‘I’m talking.’ 

Michael told her there is ‘no physical abuse during showings.’ Ramona approached him and said ‘I’m supposed to be talking and you just be quiet.’

Busy: She said in a confessional she was working on getting her real estate license. 'I like being busy and I like making money,' she said

Busy: She said in a confessional she was working on getting her real estate license. ‘I like being busy and I like making money,’ she said

Ramona continued to show Jordan the apartment. Jordan said that Ramona was doing a good job.

Meanwhile Eboni met with Linda Doyle, a genetic investigator, to help her use her DNA to identify her father.

‘I’m so excited to find you because I don’t know hardly anything about my family tree,’ Eboni told her. ‘I’m an only child and don’t really have all the answers around the paternity situation.’

Good job: Ramona continued to show Jordan the apartment. Jordan said that Ramona was doing a good job

Good job: Ramona continued to show Jordan the apartment. Jordan said that Ramona was doing a good job

Genetic investigator: Meanwhile Eboni met with Linda Doyle, a genetic investigator, to help her use her DNA to identify her father

Genetic investigator: Meanwhile Eboni met with Linda Doyle, a genetic investigator, to help her use her DNA to identify her father

Excited: 'I'm so excited to find you because I don't know hardly anything about my family tree,' Eboni told her. 'I'm an only child and don't really have all the answers around the paternity situation'

Excited: ‘I’m so excited to find you because I don’t know hardly anything about my family tree,’ Eboni told her. ‘I’m an only child and don’t really have all the answers around the paternity situation’

She told her that she had done Ancestry.com but that there had been no big reveals and no first cousins. Linda said she was going to first do a clustering analysis that would help her find her father.

‘If I could find out anything that gives me a bigger, broader sense of who I am,’ Eboni.

Linda said she could have answers for her in a week. Eboni was stunned that she might know additional family members by Christmas.

Cluster: Linda said she was going to first do a clustering analysis that would help her find her father

Cluster: Linda said she was going to first do a clustering analysis that would help her find her father

Broader sense: 'If I could find out anything that gives me a bigger, broader sense of who I am,' Eboni

Broader sense: ‘If I could find out anything that gives me a bigger, broader sense of who I am,’ Eboni

Answers: Linda said she could have answers for her in a week

Stunned: Eboni was stunned that she might know additional family members by Christmas

Answers: Linda said she could have answers for her in a week. Eboni was stunned that she might know additional family members by Christmas

Sonja went on a date with a man named Brad set up by Eboni’s matchmaker. ‘If I seem rusty it is because I’ve never done this,’ she said. Brad told her he had never done it either. 

Sonja had seen Brad’s picture three days earlier by Devyn, Eboni’s matchmaking friend, but when she saw him in person she thought that he looked different.

She said in a confessional that she remembered him being taller and thinner, but that she was going to just be quiet and see what he had to say. 

Date: Sonja went on a date with a man named Brad set up by Eboni's matchmaker

Never: Brad told her he had never done it either

Rusty: If I seem rusty it is because I’ve never done this,’ she said

Quiet: She said in a confessional that she remembered him being taller and thinner, but that she was going to just be quiet and see what he had to say

Quiet: She said in a confessional that she remembered him being taller and thinner, but that she was going to just be quiet and see what he had to say

They bonded over food but Sonja didn’t like what he lived in Chelsea. He told her that has had four back surgeries and told her about his injuries. 

They hugged after their first date. Sonja told him she hoped that she would see him again. He told her ‘we will.’

The shabbat dinner fight will continue on next week’s episode The Real Housewives of New York airing Tuesday, August 17 at 9 PM ET on Bravo.

Surgeries: They bonded over food but Sonja didn't like what he lived in Chelsea. He told her that has had four back surgeries and told her about his injuries

Surgeries: They bonded over food but Sonja didn’t like what he lived in Chelsea. He told her that has had four back surgeries and told her about his injuries

Hugs: They hugged after their first date. Sonja told him she hoped that she would see him again. He told her 'we will

Hugs: They hugged after their first date. Sonja told him she hoped that she would see him again. He told her ‘we will

Continued: The shabbat dinner fight will continue on next week's episode The Real Housewives of New York airing Tuesday, August 17 at 9 PM ET on Bravo

Continued: The shabbat dinner fight will continue on next week’s episode The Real Housewives of New York airing Tuesday, August 17 at 9 PM ET on Bravo


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