We can be very persuasive.
Over the years, many shiksas have fallen prey to our devilish charm, our sparkling dark eyes and our cheek-pinching bubbes. Not that we can blame them. Let’s take a quick look at some of our favorite former shiksas:
1) Elizabeth Banks
If you didn’t tell us she wasn’t Jewish from birth, we’d never know. Her mother worked in a bank. She graduated magna cum laude from UPenn. She’s spent most of her professional career hanging out with Judd Apatow and Seth Rogen. Can’t make this stuff up! She converted to Judaism upon marrying her college boyfriend that she started dating day one of freshman year, sportswriter and producer Max Handelman.
2) Isla Fisher
The Australian-raised actress converted to Judaism for her devout longtime partner, this guy. Apparently, Baron Cohen is pretty observant. Enough so that their wedding was originally postponed because her Torah studies went slower than expected. If she’s a Stage 5 Clinger, Ali G’s nothing short of a Stage 6 Stickler.
3) Ivanka Trump
It boggles our minds that she somehow came from this. Whatever happened there, it was nothing short of a miracle. In advance of her wedding to observant Jew, real-estate mogul and New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner, she converted to Judaism to honor her future husband. I would say lucky guy, but considering he was already worth multi-millions in his mid-20’s, he doesn’t need it.
4) Marilyn Monroe
According to TheDailyBeast.com, “Hollywood’s most famous blonde was born into a family of Christian Scientists. After falling in love with Jewish playwright Arthur Miller, she made an unusual request to have a rabbi preside over their wedding and converted in 1956.” You learn something new every day. Now we wonder if she ever sang “Happy Birthday, Rabbi Greenbaum”.
God bless freedom of religion and Jewish men with convoluted principles.