Slideshow: Top 5 Jewish Stereotypes That Are True
1. Guilt-tripping Bubbe
Passive-aggressive is the name of the game with the guilt-trippin’, trifling Jewish grandmother. She means well and is successful in her endeavors, which is evidenced by the fact that her grandchildren tend to grow up to be contributing members of society. It is often hard to see this, though, through the cloud of disrespect for cultural norms, like stuffing sugar packets in their purses.
2. Nice Jewish Boy
Whether or not it is explicitly stated, every boy who never gets the girl in the movies is modeled after our Nice Jewish Boys. Attention to detail, being extremely well read, and considering other people’s feelings may not be the key to hitting it on the bar scene, but these characteristics pay off in the long-run.
3. Politically Liberal
No, we’re not all a bunch of moss-loving, rolling-in-the-grass hippies, but Judaism does tend to promote liberalism when it comes to our understanding of socio-economic conditions and shaping our political beliefs. Is there anything more Jewish or liberal than answering a question with “to each their own”, and then trying to control the situation?
4. Round the Clock Feeding Time
Kvetch about her all you want, mom is single-handedly responsible for her offspring growing up to be well-fed menschs. Can you think of a single childhood memory that didn’t revolve around latkes, kuggle, or seven-layer cake? We didn’t think so.
5. We Have Horns