Posts by Lauren Wallenfels

Nancy Botwin (Mary-Louise Parker) in Weeds stands against a green bullseye in a low cut top with flowing hair

Weeds – A Funny Show With Judaic Themes And Humor

Lauren Wallenfels Although Weeds is no longer in production, with Michigan’s recent vote to legalize marijuana, it seemed fitting to bring Weeds back to life. How does this show relate to Judaism, though? Weeds is an extremely funny show that features a lot of Judaic themes and humor. Classified as a “dark comedy-drama”, Weeds is…

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"Broad City" with Abbi and Ilana (the two lead actresses) standing shoulder to should.

Broad City And Birthright

The show Broad City is a hysterical, inappropriate, yet relatable show with Jewish characters that just make you want to love (or hate) them. In one particularly fun episode, main characters Ilana (Ilana Glazer)and Abbi (Abbi Jacobson) go on Birthright. For those who don’t know, Birthright is a free trip to Israel for Jews provided…

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Prime Original The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Why You Need To Watch The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Before Season 2

Lauren Wallenfels The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, an Amazon series created by award-winning Jewish creator and writer Amy Sherman-Palladino (Gilmore Girls, Bunheads), is about a 1950’s housewife named Miriam “Midge” Maisel (Rachel Brosnahan). The series focuses on Midge’s life and especially her pursuit of stand-up comedy. Midge is even more exciting as a character because, in…

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Beverly Goldberg from the ABC show The Goldbergs wears a brightly lit Hanukkah sweater that lights up a menorah.

The Goldbergs Celebrate Hanukkah

I recently watched an episode of The Goldbergs that I found to be very interesting. The Goldbergs features famous actor and fellow Jew Jeff Garlin as Murray Goldberg and Wendi McLendon-Covey as Beverly Goldberg. In this episode, Beverly Goldberg, the series’ mom, does everything she can to make Hanukkah like Christmas. She does so in many…

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A screenshot of a gif from the show Curb Your Enthusiasm with Larry David yelling at someone off camera that reads

Judaism And Curb Your Enthusiasm

Sponsored by The Lash Lounge Many people, including yours truly, are fans of Curb Your Enthusiasm, the TV show created by Larry David who, as Kanye West says, “is the mind behind Seinfeld.” In this show, Larry David plays an exaggerated version of himself. Since David is Jewish and he is one of the writers, the show…

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image of doctors/surgeons to represent Cristina Yang in Grey's Anatomy

Grey’s Anatomy And Cristina Yang’s Faith

One of my favorite, favorite shows on planet Earth is Grey’s Anatomy. It’s chock-full of drama and humor. With 16 seasons and counting, this show is very long-running, and there have been many characters who have come and gone over the years. My personal favorite character is someone who hasn’t been on the show for…

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Credit: Young & Hungry ABC Family/Free Form

Young & Hungry For TV

Young & Hungry is a comedic show with just enough drama here and there to add dimension to each episode. Not only is this show a great form of entertainment, but if you grew up during the Hannah Montana era, you’ll see that the show features a familiar actress, Emily Osment. This is a much…

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David is a Jewish bachelor on the 2018 season of The Bachelorette.

David: The Bachelorette’s NJB

The Bachelorette is a popular show among all age groups. People love watching it to see all types of drama and to see if the lucky guy or girl will end up with someone special in the end. One-on-one dates and group dates are where the audience and fans of the show get to see…

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Netflix's A Series of Unfortunate Events

Judaism And A Series of Unfortunate Events

If you were a fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events books, you need to check out Netflix’s TV show adaptation by the same name. This book series was so popular when I was younger that the inner child in me was ecstatic to see it was being turned into a show. Now that…

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Fauda Review

For those of you who haven’t seen Fauda yet, you absolutely need to check it out. Fauda, named after the Arabic word for “chaos,” is a political thriller centered around the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The show has recently gotten a lot of attention due to the May release of the second season and announcement that it has already…

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