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Sheldon Ranz writes on ADT:

1) Current Kosher Cheesecakes:

 

Nina Hartley
Amber Lynn
Joanna Angel
Arianna Jolie
Avy Lee Roth (real daughter of rocker David Lee Roth)
Tera Patrick (nee Linda Shapiro)
Britney Stevens
Whitney Stevens
Lexi Bardot
Cherie
Heather Pink
Jessica Sweet (aka Britney Rears)

..and by way of Israel:

Daphne Rosen
Naomi
Nicole Moore

Up’n Comer:

Cassia Riley

Who’s Not:
1)Rayveness is a Quaker.
2)KayLynn was asked whether she was Jewish on at least one reputable Internet forum, and she responded that she was of French/Puerto Rican background. The nose doesn’t always know.

Retired Kosher Cheesecakes (going back to the beginning):

Avalon
Jenny Baxter
Busty Belle
Chelsea Blake
Pamela Blake
Bunny Bleu
J.R. Carrington
Lee Carroll
Blair Castle
Courtney
Delaney Daniels
Barbara Dare
April Diamond
Jeanna Fine (converted)
Alexis Gold
Terri Hall
Heather Hart
C. J. Laing
Frankie Leigh
Gloria Leonard
Raven McCall
Tonisha Mills
Melissa Monet
Susan Nero
Scarlett O.
Tawny Pearl
Nina Preta (from Israel)
Tracey Prince
Raylene
Janey Robbins
Pamela Rose
Lara Roxxx
Blair Segal
Mila Shegol
Alexandra Silk
Susan Sloan
Annie Sprinkle
Karen Summer
Faith Turner
Cindy West
Zara Whites
Nilli Willis (from Israel)
Heather Young
Ona Zee

In my experience I’ve never met a Jewish performer, male or female, who don’t enjoy talking about their Jewish background (OK, one exception – Marc Wallice, but as we discovered years back, he had some major stuff he wanted hidden).

Jamie Sommers is not Jewish – she’s Swedish-American. None of the “Brat” title characters were identified as Jewish, so their being portrayed as ‘princesses’ was more of a generic American thing.

The only porn film with a woman depicted as a JAP was Henri Pachard’s “Lilith Unleashed”(1985), with Tasha Voux as the character (not the title character – she was played by Tish Ambrose).

When I first wrote about this topic back in 1989 for a now-defunct magazine called Shmate (Yiddish for ‘rag’), I discussed the importance of a strong presence of Jewish performers in the porn industry:

1) refuting the myth of the wimpy, asexual Jewish male, a myth continually perpetuated by Hollywood and especially, yes, Jewish film makers like Woody Allen. The myth both reinforces anti-Semitism and negative self-esteem among Jewish men.

2) refuting the myth of the Jewish American Princess, a myth also perpetuated by same (although TV’s “Will and Grace” is a glorious exception) that also claims that Jewish women are asexual, that they’d rather shop than fuck, etc. In addition to reinforcing the aforementioned trends, it conditions Jewish men to believe that Jewish women are not sexually desirable. Hence, they pursue women who are not Jewish, with the result being that intermarriage skyrockets.

These are not intermarriages based on genuine love, but on Jewish singles saying to their partners, “Oh, thank goodness, you’re not Jewish!”

Before I stumbled upon the disproportionate on-camera participation of Jews in porn, I myself believed the JAP myth to be true of Jewish women and dated mostly Gentile women for that reason.

At the risk of sounding “evangelical”, the porn industry saved me from a life of unending negative self-esteem and loathing for the better half of my own people. As a result, I’ve been married for the past 11 years to my own kosher cheesecake.

I have believed that spreading the word on this matter will do likewise for many of my fellow Jews. Over at “Heeb” magazine [the spiritual successor to “Shmate”], they seem to get it, as they are constantly fawning over Joanna Angel and Nina Hartley. In Joanna Angel’s flick, “Porny Monster”(VCA), the opening scene shows her reading “Heeb” while sitting in a diner.

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