One narrator recalled that Sheldon Adelson himself made jokes about Jews “knowing” [biblically] other Jews on the trip.Beyond the right-wing worry about, you know, young Jewry’s impatience with the terror-laden, nationalism-driven, human rights-trampling Occupation, those like Birthright’s organizers are also concerned that Jews may be spreading their seed too often with scary Gentiles. The correct answer is always "yes" and the correct follow-up question is "This must be your mother's recipe, right? Please know I'm going to bitch my way through anything that's not large and smelly in the best way possible. If you can't handle me at my mild mishegas, you don't deserve me at my best kvelling … All things people typically look for in a partner.12. I feel like I have to end this with a "l'chaim," so … Because, of course, the Jewish bloodline has always been pure.What could be better than mixing young, virile Jews – potential propagators of future tefillin-wrappers, Philip Roths, and cooking implement inventors – to this end? So sexiness has a role to play then in Birthright marketing.Or do they simply follow their evolved preferences designed for conditions that prevailed hundreds of thousands of years ago?That is the question that Yaarit Bokek-Cohen of Ariel University, Yochanan Peres of Tel Aviv University, and I pursue in our recent paper “Rational Choice and Evolutionary Psychology as Explanations for Mate Selectivity” published in the May 2008 issue of the Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology.
Did you want two bagels stacked with spreads on spreads on spreads," my mom will ask you when you visit. If the sex ratio is high (more men than women), then the “supply” of men is high, but the “demand” for them is low, and thus men’s “value” drops and they must command lower “price.” In contrast, if the sex ratio is low (more women than men), then the “supply” of men is low, “demand” for them is high, and their “value” therefore soars and they can command higher “price.” Exactly the opposite happens to women in each condition; their value is higher if there are more men than women, and their value is lower if there are more women than men.As a result, rational choice theory predicts that women become more selective and men become less selective in their mate selection when sex ratio is high and there are more men; conversely, it predicts that women become less selective and men become more selective in their mate choice when sex ratio is low and there are more women.Becker and Shoshana Grossbard-Shechtman in economics, posits that economic forces of supply and demand operate in the marriage market.What determines the supply and demand of men and women is the operational sex ratio (how many available men there are for each available woman).There are two major theories of mate selectivity (how selective one is in choosing mates).