But while much of American Jewish literature sublimates these themes by rehashing, time and again, exogamy as merely a function of the white, non-Jewish shiksa
, Oreo's satire illustrates the plausibility of this threatening disappearance into blackness for some white Jews even when correcting for the other anxieties.
is Hebrew or Yiddish for gentile girl.
(23.) Frederic Cople Jaher, "The Quest for the Ultimate Shiksa
," American Quarterly 35-5 (1983), 518-542.
(10) In Jewish American art, numerous ambivalent depictions of exogamy (often, but not always, embodied through the figure of the shiksa
) give voice to Jewish American anxiety about intermarriage.
Needless to say, the object of Jewish desire is the inevitable shiksa
.) Their heroes, Noah Ackerman in The Young Lions for example, wimpy, unassured and conflicted both as a Jew and a soldier, are walking stereotypes, and even with Shaw's attempts to present his Jewish soldiers as John Wayne's with sidelocks, they seem a sad and disappointed group.
could never forget about it." Shiksa
incarnate McKinnon as a
David's not crotchety enough interacting with his gorgeous shiksa
wife, Brenda, played by Rita Wilson.
In the musical, Jamie Wellerstein is a young, talented, upandcoming Jewish novelist who falls in love with Cathy Hiatt, a Shiksa
Goddess struggling actress.
He was the movie reviewer for Newsweek in the sixties and was co-editor of the "Johns Hopkins Complete Roman Drama" as well as the "Penn Complete Greek Drama." Among his recent publications: "The Sonnets and Short Poems of Francesco Petrarch "(2012, Harvard University Press), Civil Wars (2013, Louisiana State University Press), "The Four Other Plays of Sophocles" (2013 Johns Hopkins University Press), and "The Crooning Wind: Three Greenlandic Poets" (New American Press 2013), and "Shiksa
" (C&L Press).
" Now we get more funds as the amount given under the Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksa
Abhijan (RMSA) is more than that of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA).
I used to be a shiksa
. A very good shiksa
; pure British blood, blonde-haired and from a good family of Bible-believing Christians.
Roth's American Pastoral (1997), a Pulitzer Prize winner, sneers at the good-natured mediocrity of the only apparently remarkable Seymour Levov, a burly blond blue-eyed Jew who became locally famous as the Swede, best three-sport star athlete Weequahic High had ever seen, husband of a beautiful shiksa
who was Miss New Jersey 1949, prosperous owner of a glove factory handed down by his father, proud householder in a WASP enclave where he had wanted to live since he was a boy, the mildest of men who bends over backward not to offend anyone.
Of all the nice Jewish girls at Lorie's, I hooked up with the shiksa
. It had seemed a little bizarre to me then.
Malague writes amusingly about the induction of Marilyn Monroe into the Actor's Studio, the way as the ultimate shiksa
she symbolized arrival for a certain type of Jewish male (one even married her for a time).
But later, Sherry recalls, "When my dad's father was ill and my mother cared for him, my grandfather declared, 'She may be a shiksa
but she has a Jewish heart.' "