History Main / NiceJewishBoy

13th Sep '17 9:54:29 PM bassmedic87
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* Geddy Lee[[note]]born Gary Lee Weinrib; his parents were both Holocaust survivors from Poland[[/note]] of Music/{{Rush}} once described himself as "a nice Jewish boy from Toronto."

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* Geddy Lee[[note]]born Gary Lee Weinrib; his parents were both Holocaust survivors from Poland[[/note]] of Music/{{Rush}} once described himself at their Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction as "a nice Jewish boy from Toronto."
9th Sep '17 5:26:59 PM bassmedic87
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* Geddy Lee[[note]]born Gary Lee Weinrib; his parents were both Holocaust survivors from Poland[[/note]] of Music/{{Rush}} once described himself as "a nice Jewish boy from Toronto."
6th Jul '17 5:50:38 PM nombretomado
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TheOtherWiki has an article about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice_Jewish_boy "Nice Jewish boy"]].

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TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki has an article about the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nice_Jewish_boy "Nice Jewish boy"]].
23rd Jun '17 4:47:25 PM Kittencakes
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* Schmendrick from ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn''. More AmbiguouslyJewish than anything, but it fits overall well (that and Peter S. Beagle is Jewish himself, so he may have added a little bit of himself onto his character).




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* Nico from ''Series/RebeldeWay'' fits this to a tee, despite his commitment issues.
28th May '17 12:30:56 PM nombretomado
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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Kyle Broflovski is probably the best modern version of the stereotype. Even though he can be a bit HotBlooded occasionally, mostly due to [[{{Jerkass}} Cartman's]] behavior, he can still be pretty nice, especially in later seasons. Unless, of course, something causes his [[{{Joisey}} Inner Jersey]] to manifest. Like [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Sno]][[JerseyShore oki]].

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* ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'': Kyle Broflovski is probably the best modern version of the stereotype. Even though he can be a bit HotBlooded occasionally, mostly due to [[{{Jerkass}} Cartman's]] behavior, he can still be pretty nice, especially in later seasons. Unless, of course, something causes his [[{{Joisey}} Inner Jersey]] to manifest. Like [[AllTrollsAreDifferent Sno]][[JerseyShore Sno]][[Series/JerseyShore oki]].
1st Apr '17 9:21:57 PM DustSnitch
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** {{Jesus}} makes this trope OlderThanFeudalism. One of the possible titles for JesusWasWayCool was Jesus Was A Nice Jewish Boy, and it's mentioned several times throughout the article. This is sometimes taken to extremes: there's a hymn titled "Gentle Jesus Meek And Mild"... [[SubvertedTrope which is an ironic hymn]]. Jesus had differing ideas about the definition of "meekness" then the modern connotation and, even in the Bible, has his moments of KungFuJesus. He was not a [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia tame carpenter]].

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** {{Jesus}} UsefulNotes/{{Jesus}} makes this trope OlderThanFeudalism. One of the possible titles for JesusWasWayCool was Jesus Was A Nice Jewish Boy, and it's mentioned several times throughout the article. This is sometimes taken to extremes: there's a hymn titled "Gentle Jesus Meek And Mild"... [[SubvertedTrope which is an ironic hymn]]. Jesus had differing ideas about the definition of "meekness" then the modern connotation and, even in the Bible, has his moments of KungFuJesus. He was not a [[Literature/TheChroniclesOfNarnia tame carpenter]].
23rd Mar '17 5:54:42 PM Doug86
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* Rabin in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel]] ''Vulcan's Forge''.

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* Rabin in the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' [[StarTrekExpandedUniverse [[Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse novel]] ''Vulcan's Forge''.
25th Feb '17 4:18:19 PM nombretomado
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* While almost everyone in ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'' is Jewish, [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Motel the tailor]] is the closest the this trope.
* Mark Cohen in ''{{RENT}}''.

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* While almost everyone in ''FiddlerOnTheRoof'' ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' is Jewish, [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Motel the tailor]] is the closest the this trope.
* Mark Cohen in ''{{RENT}}''.''Theatre/{{RENT}}''.
22nd Feb '17 3:30:06 PM DoctorCooper
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[[AC:RealLife]]
* Creator/LoganLerman
* Music/{{Drake}}
* Chaim Weisman
* [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]]
* Abba Eban
* Jake Gyllenhaal (mother is Jewish)
* Creator/JosephGordonLevitt
* Creator/AndrewGarfield
* Creator/JesseEisenberg
* Creator/KeithSilverstein
* Music/BarryManilow
* [[http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/dukes-bob-lefkowitz-wins-the-nobel-prize/Content?oid=3239097 A nice Jewish Nobel laureate]].
-->Lefkowitz is so well-loved that it's difficult to locate any detractors, personally or professionally.
* Creator/NeilGaiman
* Creator/DanielRadcliffe is proud of his Jewish ancestry, but also a militant atheist, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Radcliffe#Personal_life in his own words]].
* Children's authors Creator/MauriceSendak, Eric Carle, and Creator/ShelSilverstein.
* [[{{Music/Rush}} Geddy Lee]]. He's even described ''himself'' as a "nice Jewish boy from Toronto." (Proudly Jewish in the sense that he's immersed in Jewish culture and is the son of a pair of Holocaust survivors. Religiously, he describes himself as an atheist.)
* Danny Avidan, of WebVideo/GameGrumps and NinjaSexParty fame is super sweet, [[MeanCharacterNiceActor especially compared to his douchey persona as Danny Sexbang in the later]].
* Merrick Brian Garland, considered for the Supreme Court largely because of his collegiality and moderation.
* Creator/MaraWilson could be considered the DistaffCounterpart of this trope -- [[BewareTheNiceOnes unless you piss her off]], in which case she wields UNHOLY POWERS FROM BEYOND OUR REALM! WebVideo/TheNostalgiaCritic and WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick both found this out the hard way.
* Two prominent musical acts from TheSixties -- Music/BobDylan and Music/SimonAndGarfunkel.
* Creator/StanleyKubrick, [[PrimaDonnaDirector believe it or not]], could actually be pretty nice to his family and [[KindheartedCatLover cats]].
* He may have specialized in playing creepy villains, but Creator/PeterLorre (born László Löwenstein) was by all accounts [[MeanCharacterNiceActor charming, friendly guy]].
* [[Music/TheRamones Joey Ramone]] was a Jewish GentleGiant, who always came across as a very friendly and down to earth guy in interviews. He also [[KindHeartedCatLover loved cats.]]
* Creator/MichaelRosen has been a popular author among children for nearly thirty years. It should be noted though that, while he was born and raised Jewish, he now identifies as an athiest.
* Creator/LaurenBacall admitted in her autobiography that she found it hard to keep up to this stereotype around her family as a child. When she dated Creator/KirkDouglas when she was a teenager in drama school (who's also Jewish), her grandmother was very pleased and so was her mother. Despite her marrying Creator/HumphreyBogart much later (who wasn't Jewish), her family liked him too.
17th Feb '17 10:09:45 AM Kitchen90
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* Creator/LaurenBacall admitted in her autobiography that she found it hard to keep up to this stereotype around her family as a child. When she dated Creator/KirkDouglas when she was a teenager in drama school (who's also Jewish), her grandmother was very pleased and so was her mother. Despite her marrying Creator/HumphreyBogart much later (who wasn't Jewish), her family liked him too.
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