She waxes poetic about why Jewish men are great boyfriend material: They're smart, entrepreneurial, generous, doting, and funny. I realized it was going to be a fluffy book, but there could have been some relevance (for example how culture influences their choices, how religious rites fit in), but this was certainly all about how to change yourself and try to fit in.Including a list of conventions that would be highly attended by Jewish men (again, doctors, lawyers If I could give this .5 stars I would. Its a very easy read, and while I'll turn to other books to learn something more relevant about the culture, I guess this is a good guide for ladies who want to pretend to be something they aren't. As a Jew, I would not recommend this to any shiksa for reading.She waxes poetic about why Jewish men are great boyfriend material: They're smart, entrepreneurial, generous, doting, and funny. Grish, a shiksa (non-Jewish woman) and founding fashion editor at Sports Illustrated Women , offers a playful little guide to understanding and snagging the perfect Jewish male. Kristina Grish is the author of three books, including Simon Spotlight Entertainment's "Boy Vey! The Shiksa's Guide to Dating Jewish Men." She's currently a contributing editor to "Marie Claire" and has written for "Cosmopolitan, Men's Health, Teen Vogue, Outside, " and "Vibe, " among others. All she does is perpetuate and encourage stereotypes, instead of being practical and realistic.
(Unless conversion is your idea of a hot first-date topic, don't waste your time with Conservative and Orthodox observances.) Whether your love mensch is super religious is seldom the issue.
But I do not really want to see a book with this title, by this publisher on the shelves of my nearest bookstore.
To me, it's a promotion of sorts, an invitation for non-Jewish women to date Jewish men because..course, Jewish men supposedly have wonderful reputations, ie. Read this excerpt and make your own judgement call.
I’m talking about the stereotypes: on the one hand, Jewish men are rarely presented in the media as particularly “normal,” likable guys; on the other, some women—yes, especially non-Jewish women—have a particular thing for Jewish men.
In 1978, for example, The Jewish Man was proclaimed “the new sexual hero.” This pronouncement was made in a now out-of-print book called , but stay with me.
Even when I reached my 30s, the all-the-good-ones-are-gay-or-taken decade, there were always enough to choose from that I continued to see Jewish as a given, not a plus. ), but because there was something I liked about , starring our boyfriend, Robby Benson. ) Here’s where I’m going with this: I don’t mean to sound open-minded to the point of cluelessness, but I’ve never quite understood the fetishization of Jewish men.