“The Oy of Sex: Jewish Women Write Erotica” edited by Marcie Scheiner— A Look at Jewish Female Sexuality

Scheiner, Marcie (editor). “The Oy of Sex: Jewish Women Write Erotica”,  Simon and Schuster, 2017.

A Look at Jewish Female Sexuality

Amos Lassen

Yes, dear readers Jewish women love sex and the physical joy that comes with it. Marcie Scheiner has gathered writers Erica Jong, Joan Nestle, Carol Queen (a shiksa), Cara Bruce, Leslea Newman to show this to us. The stories celebrate Jewish female sexuality and lament body image issues. They contain Yiddish phrases Jewish customs that we may have forgotten but don’t worry, this is a glossary. Included are personal ads from Israel that are quite funny but I am not sure that they were meant to be so. We see that the Jewish condition is a combination of joy and sorrow. Not only are the stories here entertaining, they are also sexy and funny.

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