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* Rebecca in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' is a lovely Jewish maiden that falls in love with the main protagonist after taking care of him when he is wounded, but they can't be together because he is a Christian (even though he does express some affection for her) and she refuses to [[ConvertingForLove convert for love]] and abandon her Jewish faith - she would see it as worse than death. Nevertheless, she is still portrayed as a downright saintly figure and making the book rather FairForItsDay. Unfortunately for her, Rebecca also [[VillainousCrush attracts]] Bois-Guilbert, a Templar knight who falls madly in love and kidnaps her.

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* Rebecca in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' is a lovely Jewish maiden that who falls in love with the main protagonist after taking care of him when he is wounded, but they can't be together because he is a Christian (even though he does express some affection for her) and she refuses to [[ConvertingForLove convert for love]] and abandon her Jewish faith - she would see it as worse than death. Nevertheless, she is still portrayed as a downright saintly figure and making the book rather FairForItsDay. Unfortunately for her, Rebecca also [[VillainousCrush attracts]] Bois-Guilbert, a Templar knight who falls madly in love and kidnaps her.

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** Depending on the retcon status of her parentage, [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff]] is Ashkenazi Jewish via her father, Magneto, is a gorgeous brunette, and has historically drawn men like no tomorrow - as in, more or less every male Avenger, even a few of the X-Men (though ''ComicBook/HouseOfM'' soured them a little bit). Hell, [[EvenTheGirlsWantHer even]] ''ComicBook/JeanGrey'' remarked in the 60s after an encounter with the original Brotherhood that "that witch is ''much'' too attractive."
** Also on the male side of things, Magneto's son (again, retcon dependent), Quicksilver is depicted as a younger version of his SilverFox father (hair and all), and has been very successful with women.


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* ''Fanfic/ChildOfTheStorm'' has Magneto's SilverFox attractiveness (partly due to a de-ageing incident) noted in passing by Carol, regarding the fact that one of her teenage peers, [[spoiler: Lorna Dane]], might be his daughter. Since she's mentioning this to [[ComicBook/ScarletWitch Wanda Maximoff]], who's about 45, and already has a teenage half-brother in Pietro a.k.a. Quicksilver, her response is basically OhNoNotAgain.
** Wanda herself is half-Jewish through her father, and despite being 45 (though thanks to magic, [[OlderThanTheyLook she looks closer to 30]]), she immediately draws the eye of Harry Dresden - who she ends up dating.


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* In TheDevilsDictionary, Ambrose Bierce writes that the Shebrew (the female Jew) is an altogether superior creature to the Hebrew.

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* In TheDevilsDictionary, Ambrose Bierce ''Literature/TheDevilsDictionary'', Creator/AmbroseBierce writes that the Shebrew (the female Jew) is an altogether superior creature to the Hebrew.

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* ''Film/UncutGems'': Arlo is an Armenian man (played by Eric Bogosian) who married into Howard's Jewish family. Arlo's Jewish in-laws make loaded comments about him being a gentile behind his back.


* Comedian John Mulaney has a segment where he says that the reason why he prefers Jewish girls is that they say what they feel and get him to stand up for himself when others treat him poorly.

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* Comedian John Mulaney Creator/JohnMulaney has a segment where he says that the reason why he prefers while describing his Jewish girls is wife that hes always preferred to date Jewish girls. He says that they say what they feel and get him to stand up for himself when others treat him poorly.poorly as hes a self-described ExtremeDoormat.


* ''Film/GoodFellas'': [[TheMafia Mafia gangsters]] Tommy and Henry go on a DoubleDate with two Jewish girls because Tommy wants to have sex with one of them, and she won't go out with him unless she can bring her friend along. We never see Tommy's date again, but sparks fly between Henry and his own date, and they eventually marry. Based on a true story!

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* ''Film/GoodFellas'': [[TheMafia Mafia gangsters]] Tommy and Henry go on a DoubleDate with two Jewish girls because Tommy wants to have sex with one of them, and she won't go out with him an Italian unless she can bring her friend along. We never see Tommy's date again, but sparks fly between Henry and his own date, and they eventually marry. Based on a true story!


* In ''Film/GoodFellas'', Henry Hill is an Irish-Italian [[TheMafia gangster]] married to a Jewish wife while, apparently, raising his kids Jewish, too.
* In the little-known Israeli-American film ''Film/EveryTimeWeSayGoodbye'', David Bradley (played by Tom Hanks. Yes THAT Creator/TomHanks!) falls for a Sephardic Jewish woman named Sarah. The same happens to David's friend Peter who falls for Sarah's friend Victoria.

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* In ''Film/GoodFellas'', Henry Hill is an Irish-Italian ''Film/GoodFellas'': [[TheMafia gangster]] married to Mafia gangsters]] Tommy and Henry go on a DoubleDate with two Jewish wife while, apparently, raising girls because Tommy wants to have sex with one of them, and she won't go out with him unless she can bring her friend along. We never see Tommy's date again, but sparks fly between Henry and his kids Jewish, too.
own date, and they eventually marry. Based on a true story!
* In the little-known Israeli-American film ''Film/EveryTimeWeSayGoodbye'', David Bradley (played by Tom Hanks. Yes THAT Creator/TomHanks!) Creator/TomHanks) falls for a Sephardic Jewish woman named Sarah. The same happens to David's friend Peter who falls for Sarah's friend Victoria.

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* Shows up in ''Literature/TheSupervillainySaga''. Cindy Wakowski a.k.a Red Riding Hood and Gary Karkofsky a.k.a Merciless: The Supervillain without Mercy are considered two of the most attractive supervillains in-universe. They are also both Jewish and make frequent references to their faith, rabbis, and hatred of Nazis.

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* ''Series/StElsewhere'': Helen Rosenthal has a case of this, admitting that she is "fatally attracted to Jewish men."


** Perhaps a subtle joke---subtler than calling an apparently-Jewish character 'Bergstrom', not at all a characteristically Jewish name in the U.S.---as Mr Bergstrom's appearance is based on that of his voice-actor, Eric Bogosian, who is Armenian and not Jewish.
*** Then again, as a child, I was told that if things ever got tough for Jews in America I could 'pass for Armenian'.



* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' had a devout Christian girl become obsessed with Jr. because he is atheist and another boy named Hunter because he is Jewish.

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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' had a devout Christian girl become obsessed with Jr. because he is an atheist and another boy named Hunter because he is Jewish.


** In "[[TheDollEpisode Stan's Food Restaurant]]", Steve wants to get with a crazy girl who believes her doll is alive. She mentions the doll "likes Hebrews" when Steve arranges a "date" between it and Snot..

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** In "[[TheDollEpisode Stan's Food Restaurant]]", Steve wants to get with a crazy girl who believes her doll is alive. She mentions the doll "likes Hebrews" when Steve arranges a "date" between it and Snot..Snot.


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* An episode of ''WesternAnimation/TheClevelandShow'' had a devout Christian girl become obsessed with Jr. because he is atheist and another boy named Hunter because he is Jewish.
--> '''Hunter:''' We [Jews] don't believe in Hell.\\
'''Vanessa:''' Oh, that is even ''hotter''.

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** Perhaps a subtle joke---subtler than calling an apparently-Jewish character 'Bergstrom', not at all a characteristically Jewish name in the U.S.---as Mr Bergstrom's appearance is based on that of his voice-actor, Eric Bogosian, who is Armenian and not Jewish.
***Then again, as a child, I was told that if things ever got tough for Jews in America I could 'pass for Armenian'.


* [[http://jewrotica.org/2013/02/masochisms-jewish-roots/ This article]] marshals the evidence that Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, in addition to having a general, nonsexual sympathy to Jewish interests, also frequently used Jewish women as examples of his [[AmazonChaser erotic]] [[BastardGirlfriend ideal]].

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* [[http://jewrotica.org/2013/02/masochisms-jewish-roots/ This article]] marshals the evidence that Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Creator/LeopoldVonSacherMasoch, in addition to having a general, nonsexual sympathy to Jewish interests, also frequently used Jewish women as examples of his [[AmazonChaser erotic]] [[BastardGirlfriend ideal]].


While primarily an American trope this can be seen in other countries with large Jewish populations, such as France. On the other hand it's an unknown trope in countries with negligible Jewish populations. Though this trope appears relatively new, it can be traced back to the 19th Century where this archetype was known as ''la belle juive'' (the beautiful Jewess) in Romantic European literature and as the name implies it was AlwaysFemale and tended to be portrayed either as a {{tragic hero}}ine or TheVamp. Male examples of this trope were virtually unknown (and tended to be [[DoubleStandard played negatively]]) until modern times.

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While primarily an American trope this can be seen in other countries with large Jewish populations, such as France. On the other hand it's an unknown trope in countries with negligible Jewish populations. Though this trope appears relatively new, new (as in, post-World War II), it can be traced back to the 19th Century where this archetype was known as ''la belle juive'' (the beautiful Jewess) in Romantic European literature and as the name implies it was AlwaysFemale and tended to be portrayed either as a {{tragic hero}}ine or TheVamp. Male examples of this trope were virtually unknown (and tended to be [[DoubleStandard played negatively]]) until modern times.



* Rebecca in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' is a lovely Jewish maiden that falls in love with the main protagonist after taking care of him when he is wounded, but they can't be together because he is a Christian (even though he does express some affection for her) and she refuses to [[ConvertingForLove convert for love]]. Nevertheless, she is still portrayed as a downright saintly figure and making the book rather FairForItsDay.

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* Rebecca in ''Literature/{{Ivanhoe}}'' is a lovely Jewish maiden that falls in love with the main protagonist after taking care of him when he is wounded, but they can't be together because he is a Christian (even though he does express some affection for her) and she refuses to [[ConvertingForLove convert for love]].love]] and abandon her Jewish faith - she would see it as worse than death. Nevertheless, she is still portrayed as a downright saintly figure and making the book rather FairForItsDay. Unfortunately for her, Rebecca also [[VillainousCrush attracts]] Bois-Guilbert, a Templar knight who falls madly in love and kidnaps her.


* [[http://jewrotica.org/2013/02/masochisms-jewish-roots/ This article]] marshals the evidence that Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, in addition to having a general, nonsexual sympathy to Jewish interests, also frequently used Jewish women as examples of his [[AmazonChaser erotic ideal]].

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* [[http://jewrotica.org/2013/02/masochisms-jewish-roots/ This article]] marshals the evidence that Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, in addition to having a general, nonsexual sympathy to Jewish interests, also frequently used Jewish women as examples of his [[AmazonChaser erotic erotic]] [[BastardGirlfriend ideal]].

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