Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

The Love Jewce: How to Woo A Jew Review

We examine the book written by JDate columnist Tamar Caspi about the messy world of Jewish dating

By: Andria Kaplan

Published: July 1st, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Last week we got inside the brain of the Jewish Carrie Bradshaw (if there was such a thing as a Jewish Carrie Bradshaw) okay, I mean Tamar Caspi, but she’s the closest thing there will ever be to it!

She gave us the scoop on Jewish dating and shared with us her personal experiences, one of which involved a gentile who wanted a Jewish girlfriend because they make good wives, shout-out to my ladies!

Caspi is paid to redo your JDate profiles and give you advice on how to find your beshert, she is honest in every aspect, all to help promote the creation of Jewish babies (that does not give you the right to go have sex at this moment, keep reading).

Her book, How to Woo a Jew is essentially Jewish Dating for Dummies and should really be branded yellow and black and passed out at synagogues and given as gifts by Bubbe’s everywhere. This girl has the knowledge to more than tell us how to woo a Jew.

From page one Caspi drops the term beshert because whether you like it or not one day you’re going to either find or want to find your beshert. She makes a conscious effort in the book to promote healthy Jewish relationships and the importance of keeping the faith alive. She keeps it straight and to the point that you’re not going to meet the man of your dreams in one JDate encounter and maybe not even in a year of JDate’s, but you still need to keep trying.

Unlike other books that just pour out information, Caspi uses six people with six different scenarios so any Jew can relate or find this book useful. Those six people, who will become your BFF’s if you read it, will be your go to’s. David, an older man, who I so desperately want to fix a co-worker of mine up with, makes your heart melt while Beth, a lesbian, deserves to find herself a really nice Jewish girl one day if she hasn’t already.

Complete with questionnaires, statistics, and charts of when the first call is appropriate after date one makes finding your beshert easy or at least the process along the way simpler. Caspi even suggests making “The List” of what you want out of a relationship and to keep “The List” going.

However, I’m not going to spoil what may be your first How to Woo a Jew lesson, so buy the book.

All in all there’s two takeaways from this book, which is more like a guide, that us as single Jews should remember. One being a lesson, that not all things in life will come easy. Effort, has to be put in, just like if you were to spin and land on Shin. The second, being a reminder, that our people did not wander the desert for you to abandon matzo balls and davening to practice on shiksas and goy toys.

So if you’re single, your friend is single, your mom is single, or you’re just looking for a Jew-ish book to read on your next plane ride this summer, jump into How to Woo a Jew. Who knows, you may just become a Jewish dating expert as well and maybe one day help the procreation of David’s and Shoshanna’s everywhere.


Andria Kaplan is ShalomLife’s 89% kosher resident dating/love columnist. Find her on Tinder, but only if you’re Jewish.

Want to share your own Tinder stories, awkward dates, or interesting JDate experiences ? Email Andria at andriakaplan@gmail.com or tweet your suggestions to @ShalomLife, or @AndriaKaplan.

Tune in next Tuesday for the next episode of The Love Jewce.

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