Beyond apologies for your beliefs or stereotypes about his, here's what you won't find in these pages: basic Judaic principles, long history lessons, Hebrew prayer translations, funeral downers, extreme holiday traditions like Purim or Simchas Torah, or three cheers for interfaith marriage. : The Shiksa's Guide to Dating Jewish Men is simply that -- a fun dating guide written for outsiders, by an outsider.
(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.The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in th The definitive, hilarious guide to why Jewish men make the best dates, where to snag a hot mensch, and how to win his mother's heart After all, she's molded him into the cutest little Oedipus complex you've ever met. With humor and emotion, Kristina Grish celebrates the terrific intricacies of multilayered, interfaith relationships in this girl-meets-boy dating guide. But isn't it nice to know there are guys out there who analyze relationships more than you do? ," "The First Shtup," and "Talk Yiddish to Me" detail how a sexy Shiksa can meet, date, and love a nice Jewish boy of her own. Pretty useless and just perpetuates stereotypes (jewish men are neurotic, good lovers, and only doctors/lawyers/bankers).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.So if you want to hang with a Jew, you need to identify with his faith and lifestyle. Suffice it to say that Shiksas are traditionally viewed as the attractive, mysterious, and forbidden other -- and not always in a flattering way.However, most of the young, Jewish studs I meet insist that the femme fatale rep is an antiquated ideal that's upheld more by their older parents and grandparents than by today's cooler Bens, Joshes, and Andrews. When it comes to compatibility issues, your religion (or lack thereof) is but one part of your gorgeous profile -- and ranks right up there with charisma, looks, education, family, ethnicity, and bra size.Includes bibliographical references Foreword : "About a girl" by Ben Kaplan -- Why choose the chosen ones?-- You probably won't meet him in Wyoming -- Summer camp is not a cult (and other honest mistakes) -- Because neurosis and guilt are part of his DNA -- The first shtup -- Why antacids are the fifth food group -- Talk Yiddish to me -- The Jewish mother -- Mishpocheh and the Hanukkah bush -- Afterword : Boy vey! I've found that interfaith coupling gets most sticky -- and believe me, this Presbyterian has dated enough Jews to make their ancestors shvitz in their graves -- when wondering how to navigate daily interactions: how to deal with his obsessive hand-wringing, what to expect from his sex drive, how to survive his mom's verbal hemophilia.Interfaith relationship snafus arise because Jewish cultural nuances are ingrained in his psyche and not in yours. The word is simply Yiddish for a non-Jewish woman, though the term carries a long history of cultural weight that's far too academic and arguable for the attention span of dating-guide devotees (myself included). In a nutshell, act like her, take care of her boy and eat her food. “Boy Vey” is a step-by-step manual for meeting and keeping Mr. Author of “Boy Vey: The Shiksa’s Guide to Dating Jewish Men.” While touted as a guide for dating Jewish men, “Boy Vey” is chock full of good advice for any woman on the dating scene — especially when it comes to dealing with moms.