The Eight Sexiest Jewish Women

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It’s Hanukkah, that time of year where our Jewish friends and neighbors gather around and celebrate their own gift giving holiday. We wanted to join in and give our Jewish readers a gift, but found ourselves at a loss for ideas. We don’t know a great latke recipe to share, we don’t have any tips on how to win consistently at dreidel, and we’ve been informed that our tips for decorating Hanukkah Bushes aren’t necessary, since they don’t actually exist. So we decided to join in the celebration the best way we know how, by ranking the Eight (one for each night) Hottest Jewish Women right now. It wasn’t an easy list to make, as we had to leave off the ravishing Isla Fisher, busty beauty Kat Dennings and dozens of other actresses and models.

8. Alison Brie

Alison brieBorn Alison Brie Schermerhorn, the "Community" and "Mad Men" star is one hot Jew. She's that perfect mix of sexy and funny that really fries our latkes. I don't think there is a question that Gunaxin loves Alison Brie, so her place at the bottom of the list portends well for the appeal of the women above her.

7. Elizabeth Banks

Elizabeth banksThe members of the tribe aren't ones to question a gift, and were overjoyed when the comic actress converted for her 2003 wedding to Max Handelman. The blonde babe has had regular spots on tv comedies "Scrubs" and "30 Rock", but is best known for her film work in "Zack and Miri Make a Porno", "Role Models" and the "Hunger Games" series. She might have been a shiksa by birth, but for the last 10 years she's been one of the hottest Jews alive.

6. Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle ChriquiEmmanuelle actually does double duty on Gunaxin, ranking third on our list of the Ten Hottest Canadian Actresses, but we couldn't leave the Moroccan beauty off of this list. She actually grew up Orthodox, and worked in Canadian t.v. before going on to play Sloan in the inside-Hollywood series "Entourage". Emmanuelle is also likely to appear in the next version of Adam Sandler's "Hanukkah Song", after playing his Palestinian love interest in "You Don't Mess With the Zohan".

5. Natalie Portman

Natalie PortmanThis is a hard top five to crack, but Natalie has been stealing hearts since before her Bat Mitzvah, so we had to include her. Her credits include action movies "The Professional" and "V for Vendetta", but she will forever be known for playing  Padmé Amidala in the "Star Wars" prequels. To top all the nerd cred and good looks a good Jewish boy doesn't have to worry about bringing her home to mother, as she's a Harvard graduate.

4. Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett JohannsonWhile the name is misleading, ScarJo was born to a Jewish mother and identifies herself as Jewish, which is more than enough for us. She first broke out as a star in 2003's "Lost in Translation", and appeared as Black Widow in "Iron Man 2" and "The Avengers". We aren't sure how much gelt it would take to score some time with the sexy actress, but we are willing to find out.

3. Mila Kunis

Mila KunisMila here is one woman we want to spin the dreidel with. Mila paired with fellow Jewish hottie Natalie Portman in 2010's "Black Swan", but is best known for her comedy prowess in "That 70s Show", "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", "Friends With Benefits" and "Ted". The Ukrainian-born actress is also a former Esquire "Sexiest Woman Alive".

2. Bar Refaeli

Bar Refaeli 560x373"Such a beauty, is this one, and so nice", your Jewish mother will tell you. Not only is the Israeli model gorgeous, but she has a sense of humor too. Refaeli is best known as the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition cover model and the #1 ranked woman on Maxim's 2012 Hot 100. She also has engaged in one of the grandest Jewish traditions, dating Italians.

1. Esti Ginzburg

Esti GinzburgWe've introduced you to Esti before, but can't help but put her at the top of this list. The sexy Israeli model and actress is the woman we most want to spend eight nights with this year, which would definitely be a Hanukkah miracle.