Sunday, October 04, 2009

So,What’s a ‘Shiksa’ Already?

by: Schvach Yid

What’s in a word indeed? Whenever I encounter this moniker, in print or verbally - to my face that is - I cringe. It’s not really an up welling of Jewish guilt, but rather the sick-in-the-pit-of-my-stomach anticipation of a clenched fist flying through the air and alighting unto my face with greatest of ease that motivates my avoidance of this time-honored Yiddishism. Afterall, jadies and jents, a female’s clenched fist (or some well executed Bruce Lee-style footwork , for that matter) can do plenty of damage.

The term ‘shiksa’, according to an old article that appeared in Moment Magazine, is derived from the Hebrew work ‘shekkets’, meaning abominable or disgusting. I never use this term, and thank G-d so far at least, no one has ever confronted me with the demand for an explanation concerning this breach in inter-group diplomacy.

I work in a sea of ‘shiksas’, and there’s nothing disgusting about them, at least in my opinion. I do find their tattoos a bit too much to take, but I take solace in the fact that they are the ones tattooed and not I. Oh yeah, their verbiage. ‘It’s a real blessing….’ is a wee bit difficult for me to handle, but after more than two decades of American Southern Bible Belt living, I may be on the road to acclimation (but regrettably, never recovery).

Now then, when I was a lad in college, we student were ‘blessed’ (get it?) with science courses complete with laboratory sections, and in that now dated spirit, I offer an on-line version of ‘Shiksa Lab’, some visual examples of just what the average klafta means when his/her sonny boy brings home the wrong kind of girl to meet the family, and s/he – his parent(s) – let/s loose with that all time Jewish favorite of verbal flatus, ‘shiksa’.

Assisting in this effort is the 2009 edition of the annual Oktoberfest held in Munich, Germany. The photos herein presented are the unwitting donations of the on-line edition of Der Stern magazine.

If I have managed to offend anyone, please forgive me.
So, just what is a 'shiksa' already?

A 'Shiksa' sine quo non,
Home Coming Queen
runner up

Shiksa Homecoming Queen

No, besides, she's promised
to convert

Shiksas without tznius

A beer lover's idea
of shiksas

A shiksa union meeting

Asian Pacific Rim
females are never

you haven't
been paying


No, but the blond

behind him is

a Mossad agent
does Oktoberfest


'shiksa' doesn't
mean 'bitch'

Chag Succoth Sameach!!!!!

1 comment:

Just My Racing Mind said...

At first I found this offensive, but then saw your point. If indeed your point was to show that the term has some seriously despicable connotations, and thus shouldn't be used as lightly (or even at all) as it currently is. So very unfortunate to know that I too, regardless of the type of person I actually am, would most probably be the target of those connotations were I to somehow end up dating a 'klafta'.