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* Stanley Uris in ''Literature/{{It}}''. He recently joined a group of misfits called "The Lucky Seven" AKA "The Losers Club".


** Other nice Jewish boys who went into musical careers include a certain [[Music/BobDylan Robert Zimmermann]].

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** * Other nice Jewish boys who went into musical careers include a certain [[Music/BobDylan Robert Zimmermann]].




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* When Music/{{Kiss}} appeared on The Mike Douglas Show in 1974, Gene Simmons went out to be interviewed by Mike. During their chat, Simmons claimed to be "evil incarnate", prompting comedienne Totie Fields to comment that he was "probably some nice Jewish boy from Long Island". Simmons is indeed Jewish, born in Israel.
** Bandmate/HeteroLifePartner Paul Stanley is Jewish as well.



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* ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'' has Isabella, who is confirmed Jewish and is one of the nicest characters on the show.

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* Vinz from ''Film/LaHaine'' averts this trope : he's the most violent of the trio, even though he is a NiceGuy [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold deep down]].


Even though nice Jewish boys are quite likely to cause MatzoFever, a character referred to as "a nice Jewish boy" tends to be unmarried -- he's often referred to as "a nice Jewish boy" by his domineering Jewish Mother, who wants him to get married and [[IWantGrandkids give her grandchildren]] and is advertising his niceness. {{Jewish Mother}}s may also ask their daughters to find one of these, or indeed their sons to find "a nice Jewish girl."

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Even though nice Jewish boys are quite likely to cause MatzoFever, a character referred to as "a nice Jewish boy" tends to be unmarried -- he's often referred to as "a nice Jewish boy" by his domineering Jewish Mother, JewishMother, who wants him to get married and [[IWantGrandkids give her grandchildren]] and is advertising his niceness. {{Jewish Mother}}s may also ask their daughters to find one of these, or indeed their sons to find "a nice Jewish girl."


* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'': Barry Allen is {{Adorkable}}, eagerly joins the Justice League for the chance to make friends, lamely tries to pretend that a compromising photo of him is a completely different "attractive Jewish boy", and might or might not practice gorilla sign language and competitive ice dancing. Also gets points for helping to save the planet.

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* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'': Barry Allen is {{Adorkable}}, eagerly joins the Justice League for the [[IJustWantToHaveFriends chance to make friends, friends]], lamely [[ButHeSoundsHandsome tries to pretend pretend]] that a compromising photo of him is a completely different "attractive Jewish boy", and might or might not practice gorilla sign language and competitive ice dancing. Also gets points for helping to save the planet.

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* ''Film/JusticeLeague2017'': Barry Allen is {{Adorkable}}, eagerly joins the Justice League for the chance to make friends, lamely tries to pretend that a compromising photo of him is a completely different "attractive Jewish boy", and might or might not practice gorilla sign language and competitive ice dancing. Also gets points for helping to save the planet.


* Thoroughly {{averted|Trope}} in ''[[Series/TheLeague]]''. Rodney Ruxin is a lapsed Jew and a ''monumental'' asshole. And damn proud of it.

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* Thoroughly {{averted|Trope}} in ''[[Series/TheLeague]]''.''Series/TheLeague''. Rodney Ruxin is a lapsed Jew and a ''monumental'' asshole. And damn proud of it.


Jewish boys are generally {{Nice Guy}}s, or at least can be relied on being so when they're the centre piece or critical element of a given work of fiction. So are AmbiguouslyJewish ones. They also tend to be [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]], studious, and brainy. Although he may still [[JewsLoveToArgue love to argue]], even when he's arguing, you can still tell he's nice. It's reasonably likely he's a [[AllJewsAreCheapskates cheapskate]], but he's probably not actually [[GreedyJew greedy]]. They're usually {{Adorkable}}, because this is a quality favored in Jewish culture as an ideal husband: smart, reliable, and gentle, with a boyish charm. Often overlaps with [[JewishAndNerdy Jewish and Nerdy]].

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Jewish boys are generally {{Nice Guy}}s, or at least can be relied on being so when they're the centre piece or critical element of a given work of fiction. So are AmbiguouslyJewish ones. They also tend to be [[SelfDeprecation self-deprecating]], studious, and brainy. Although he may still [[JewsLoveToArgue love to argue]], even when he's arguing, you can still tell he's nice. It's reasonably likely he's a [[AllJewsAreCheapskates cheapskate]], but he's probably not actually [[GreedyJew greedy]]. They're usually {{Adorkable}}, because this is a quality favored in Jewish culture as an ideal husband: smart, reliable, and gentle, with a boyish charm. Often overlaps with [[JewishAndNerdy Jewish and Nerdy]].
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* Peter Parker aka ComicBook/SpiderMan was sometimes thought to be this due to his very pronounced feelings of guilt and domination by his surrogate mother Aunt May, especially as his creator Creator/StanLee is Jewish. However, particular details about his family added since the late 1980s have established his background as at least partly Irish and Catholic.

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* Peter Parker aka ComicBook/SpiderMan was sometimes thought to be this due to his very pronounced feelings of guilt and domination by his surrogate mother Aunt May, especially as his creator Creator/StanLee is was Jewish. However, particular details about his family added since the late 1980s have established his background as at least partly Irish and Catholic.



* Creator/AdamSandler tends to play the nice Jewish boy in about half of his movies, and {{Jerkass}} or JerkWithAHeartOfGold in the other half. This is most apparent in ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', wherein he ''[[UsedToBeASweetKid used]]'' [[UsedToBeASweetKid to be a Nice Jewish Boy]] before becoming a {{Jerkass}}.

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* Creator/AdamSandler tends to play the nice Jewish boy in about half of his movies, and {{Jerkass}} or JerkWithAHeartOfGold in the other half. This is most apparent in ''WesternAnimation/EightCrazyNights'', wherein he ''[[UsedToBeASweetKid used]]'' ''{{Used|ToBeASweetKid}}'' [[UsedToBeASweetKid to be Be a Nice Jewish Boy]] before becoming a {{Jerkass}}.



* Paulie Bleeker in ''Film/{{Juno}}''. True, he's only an ''[[InformedJudaism informed]]'' Jew, but still fits.

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* Paulie Bleeker in ''Film/{{Juno}}''. True, he's only an ''[[InformedJudaism informed]]'' ''{{informed|Judaism}}'' Jew, but still fits.



* Thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''[[Series/TheLeague]]''. Rodney Ruxin is a lapsed Jew and a ''monumental'' asshole. And damn proud of it.

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* Thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]] {{averted|Trope}} in ''[[Series/TheLeague]]''. Rodney Ruxin is a lapsed Jew and a ''monumental'' asshole. And damn proud of it.



* {{Series/The OC}} has Seth Cohen, a snarkier version of one but one nevertheless.

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* {{Series/The OC}} Series/TheOC has Seth Cohen, a snarkier version of one but one nevertheless.



* ''Series/TheManInAHighCastle'' has Juliana's boyfriend Frank, who is secretly Jewish under an Axis-occupied America and he is definitely sweet. [[spoiler:Then BreakTheCutie happens and he becomes more ruthless and merciless]].

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* ''Series/TheManInAHighCastle'' ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'' has Juliana's boyfriend Frank, who is secretly Jewish under an Axis-occupied America and he is definitely sweet. [[spoiler:Then BreakTheCutie happens and he becomes more ruthless and merciless]].merciless.]]



* In Literature/{{the Bible}}:

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* While almost everyone in ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' is Jewish, [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend Motel the tailor]] is the closest the this trope.

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* While almost everyone in ''Theatre/FiddlerOnTheRoof'' is Jewish, [[VictoriousChildhoodFriend [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Motel the tailor]] is the closest the this trope.



* [[http://nicejewishguys.net/ This calendar of Nice Jewish Guys]].

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* [[http://nicejewishguys.net/ This calendar of Nice Jewish Guys]].Guys.]]

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* Thoroughly [[AvertedTrope averted]] in ''[[Series/TheLeague]]''. Rodney Ruxin is a lapsed Jew and a ''monumental'' asshole. And damn proud of it.

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* ''Series/TheManInAHighCastle'' has Juliana's boyfriend Frank, who is secretly Jewish under an Axis-occupied America and he is definitely sweet. [[spoiler:Then BreakTheCutie happens and he becomes more ruthless and merciless]].
























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* Heinz Lewinsky of ''Literature/TheAnderssons''. He's a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany and Louise's first boyfriend, who opens her eyes for how Jews are treated (remember, this is right before the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII started). It is later revealed that Louise got married to him. And like so many other Nice Jewish Boys, he became a doctor. Even after his premature death from a heart attack (he was only in his 40s), he is greatly missed by Louise (who pretty much starts a new relationship with the wrong man only as a poor attempt to deal with her grief) and by their daughter Nina (who joins a gang of juvenile delinquents in an attempt to escape ''her'' problems).






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* In ''ComicBook/{{Robin|Series}}'' and ''ComicBook/RedRobin'' Sebastian Ives is a nice, if snarky, Jewish kid who befriends Tim. He starts out more likely to snap at others and as a bit of a coward but slowly mellows out through his high school years and was always kind at heart and in his interactions with his friends.


* Jeremy on ''SportsNight''. Dan is less nice, but he's working on it.

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* Jeremy on ''SportsNight''.''Series/SportsNight''. Dan is less nice, but he's working on it.

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