LOS ANGELES (JTA) — On Valentine’s Day, I’d like to sing the praises of American Jewish men. I’m aware it’s a rather large group, but that’s the point: The United States is a sea of plenty for Jewish men. Whereas in Britain, where I grew up, there are only about 300,000 Jews. If you remove married men, women and children, you’re left with enough eligible Jewish bachelors to inhabit a synagogue or two.
What Levy loves about Jewish American men is their Jacksonianism. Whether as intellectuals or entrepreneurs, they are bold, proud, passionate, and assertive, both as Jews and as Americans.