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Posts Tagged ‘television’

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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TV showing Netflix to represent a blog about PC Culture in television and comedy with gay jokes and Jewish jokes

Gay And Jewish Jokes

“In PC culture, no one can take a joke anymore!” Oh hush, imaginary other part of this conversation. This is a frequent battle cry, but also a lazy cop-out and only scantily half-true. You can’t tell bad jokes without people being offended. We still live in an age in which stand-up and sitcoms are considered…

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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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Alan’s big scene in the Detroiters

For Openers: Coming To A Small Screen Near You

My column last month about seven-layer cake really struck a nerve, or a taste bud if you will, with Jewish News readers. I’m really not surprised. I had a feeling that might happen because you can never underestimate the power of 7LC. In the last month, I’ve received emails from former Detroiters who reminisced about…

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The Blog: Judaism And The Good Wife

Although The Good Wife no longer airs new episodes, if you’re a student with a Spotify premium account and have access to Hulu, I highly recommend it. The Good Wife is a seven-season show about a family in the suburbs of northern Chicago. Peter, the father and husband of the show, is a well-known politician,…

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Jewfro: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Kitchen

I’ve never met Sammy Vieder, but we live less than a mile apart and I’m pretty sure we’re related. Not related as a result of the sprawling extended family I married into almost 12 noisy years ago. Nor to be confused with my brother Sam, my cousin Sam, my nephew Sammy or my grandma’s second…

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Parks and Rec cast show the lack of good Jewish representation with lack of Jewish characters

The Mistreatment of Jewish Characters in the Media

College was a busy time for me, as it is for pretty much every student. In my coveted free time, I enjoyed diving deep into pop culture; television shows, movies and Broadway musicals are some of my favorite topics. Naturally, as a Jewish young adult, when I watch something, I always look out for the…

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