I don't think anyone should take this book as literal- but it is a funny book to take in jest- and as a gag gift. Could easily be shortened into a periodical article. The author is demeaning to Jewish men as though they are boy-toys.
But it is meant to be a gift- and goes over very well. She discusses Yiddish language and Jewish holidays more or less as trivia. Sometimes can fall into stereotypes, and much of the information here is from other books that are way better.
Melissa, who is Jewish, and Karl, who is Catholic, met more than 20 years ago, when they lived near one another during high school near Providence, R. Since every family has its own traditions, structure and quirks, it is hard to say what similarities certain couples find in their backgrounds, says psychologist Joel Crohn, author of the book Mixed Matches However, in many cases, Jewish families and Catholic families have an emphasis on religious rituals such as attending services, hosting holiday dinners and saying prayers.
So while the actual God may be different, the role of that God may provide a similar structure for both Jews and Catholics, says Crohn.
April, 2008 A recent landmark study of Americans' religious behavior confirmed what many observers of intermarriage have often suggested, but never proven: when Jews intermarry, they disproportionately marry Catholics. "This is something that everyone has known for years," says Rabbi Arthur Blecher, who noted the trend in last year's The New American Judaism: The Way Forward on Challenging Issues from Intermarriage to Jewish Identity. "Jews are concentrated in the Northeast, and so are Catholics," he says. I can't say that the Jews have any special affection for people who are Catholic." Melissa and Karl Simon of Reston, Va., are a case in point. Even with different religious backgrounds, "I think our families had the same values," says Melissa Simon.capitalizes on the of-the-moment notoriety of brainy but sexual fictional characters like Alvy Singer, Nathan Zuckerman, and Henry Kissinger.Doing so, it mashed together two prevalent publishing trends: the frank sex advice book, and Larry Wilde’s “official” ethnic joke books, which right up until 1986 or so taught Americans that the Russians took Warsaw by marching backwards and insisting to then Poles that they were actually retreating. It’s tough to tell what’s a joke and what’s hard-won advice.He may be stringing me along because you have said ‘any sex is better than no sex.’ His two exes were Jewish. There is no statistical evidence on the reasons Jewish men break up with girlfriends. But that’s half of the population – which means that Jews – and Jewish families – are far from monolithic in their beliefs and preferences. You don’t know that his traditional family will be closed off to you.