History Main / NiceJewishBoy

13th Nov '17 8:29:26 AM Synchronicity
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* On ''Series/{{Glee}}'', Puck's (Jewish) mother asks him why he can't find himself "a nice Jewish girl," part of the reason he goes out with Rachel. Rachel doesn't exactly fit the "reliable and gentle" mold, though.
** Puck is Jewish himself, although he doesn't fit the mold either. There is also Jacob Ben Israel, whose SchoolNewspaperNewsHound persona is anything but nice, and AmbiguouslyJewish Tina, who may be the only one in the show who might actually fit the mold.

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* On Discussed and subverted on ''Series/{{Glee}}'', as Puck's (Jewish) mother asks him why he can't find himself "a nice Jewish girl," girl." This is part of the reason he goes out with Rachel. Neither Rachel doesn't nor Puck exactly fit the "reliable and gentle" mold, though.
** Puck is Jewish himself, although he doesn't fit the mold either.
though. There is also Jacob Ben Israel, whose SchoolNewspaperNewsHound persona is anything but nice, and AmbiguouslyJewish Tina, who may be the only one in the show who might actually fit the mold.nice.
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.
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