What he concludes from the experience, however, is perhaps the most compelling thing of all.
You know how I (according to one obsessed commenter) think gentile women are superior to Jewish women?
It’s been a strange week (news-wise) for Jewish men and their relationships with women.
On Monday, Rabbi Andy Bachman chronicled his trip to pray with the Women of the Wall, an event marked by “irrrational invective and hatred” of men who cursed and threw chairs and eggs at worshipers.
Also noteworthy was a video that went viral in which Dustin Hoffman spoke movingly about what he learned while inhabiting the space of a female character in the film .
Hoffman was nominated for an Academy Award for best actor for the role and the film was named the second funniest film by AFI as well as #68 on Tablet’s list of the 100 Greatest Jewish Films. As plenty have commented, at first this video seems like a spoof, but it’s actually the work of Kof-K Kosher Supervision/Vaad L’Mishmeres Kashrus, which sponsors the North American Shidduch Initiative.
) and her overindulgence in stereotyping, I found Ms.
Avi an engaging writer and oddly entertaining, albeit in the horrified watching-a-train-wreck kind of way I watched some Oberlin classmates earnestly say something stupid and insensitive only to set themselves up for a thorough dressing down by the school’s arbiters of political correctness.
Now contrary to the stereotype you might conjure up from looking at the book’s cartoon cover illustration and its somewhat old-fashioned approach both to gender and intermarriage, Ms.
Avi,” know and Jewesses must learn: dress sexy but don’t be a slut; take care of your looks; don’t be clingy or JAP-py; do play hard to get and don’t waste your time with commitment-phobes.
In short, follow “The Rules,” the 1995 best-selling dating manual written by, ahem, two Jewish women!
In fact, “Rules” authors Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, who I actually saw debate Rabbi Shmuley Boteach many years ago, in a veritable orgy of self-promotion, have bestowed a blurb upon Ms.
Avi, writing, “Every Jewish woman should read this book.” Leaving aside my bristling at her liberal use of the term “shiksa,” (will her next book be “Secrets To Playing Basketball Like a Schvartze”?