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Judaism in the Media Revised

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    • Judaism in the Media Justin McCreary
    • Judaism in Television
      • Judaism is often satirized in television.
      • Parodies
        • When tastefully done, can be entertaining.
        • When done poorly, can be offensive.
    • “ When You Wish Upon a Weinstein”
      • Peter: “Max, lets not deny our heritages. You’re Jewish, you’re good with money. I’m Irish, I drink, and I ban homosexuals from marching in my parade.”
      • Peter: “Just think, Chris. In a few minutes you’ll be a smart, successful Jewish man. I could make a foreskin joke but this is a solemn occasion.”
    • Seinfeld: “The Airport”
      • Attendant: Well, the only meal left is a kosher meal. Elaine: Kosher meal? I don't want a kosher meal. I don't even know what a kosher meal is. Passenger 1: I think it means when a Rabbi has inspected it, or something. Passenger 2: No, no. It all has to do with the way they kill the pig. Passenger 1: They don't eat pigs! Passenger 2: They do if it's killed right-- under a Rabbi's supervision.
    • Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy: Gumby
      • Gumby:“You know how long it’s been since I had a Morry Amsterdam sandwich?”
      • Waiter: “That’ll be $17.27.”
      • Gumby: “For what?”
      • Waiter: “For the last time you ran out without paying the bill.”
      • Gumby: “Wait a minute, smart guy, that wasn’t me.”
      • Waiter: “No, it was some other green Jew.”
    • Futurama: “Future Stock”: Bot Mitzvah
      • Fry: “Ooh, a bot mitzvah! Shalom hunger. Shalom free food.”
      • Fry: “You guys don’t believe in Robot Jesus?”
      • Robot Rabbi: “We believe he was built, and that he was a well-programmed robot, but he was not our messiah.”
    • Family Guy: “No Meals on Wheels”: Scarejew
      • Lois: “Peter, what the hell?!?” Peter: “Lois, I'm tired of Mort always mooching off us, so I made a Scarejew.”
      • Mort: “Hey guys, I just wanted to return your... Oooh! Oh my god it's Hitler! He's back, he's back. Hurry, protect Jon Stewart. He's our most important Jew.”
    • Judaism in Film
      • Several films portray Judaism in an accurate, sad way.
      • Jewish history is ripe with prejudice.
      • Such films show great respect for the Jewish culture.
      • Two well known films are Fiddler on the Roof , and Schindler’s List .
    • Fiddler on the Roof
      • The film inspired by Broadway musical.
      • Movie takes place in Anatevka, Russia in 1905.
      • This film greatly depicted the Jewish culture.
      • Songs: “Tradition,” “Sabbath Prayer,” “To Life.”
      • Depicted the struggle many Jews faced in order to stay loyal to their faith.
    • Schindler’s List
      • Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler.
      • A war profiteer, and member of the Nazi party.
      • Saved 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust.
      • Honors how Schindler came to respect, honor, and weep for the Jewish people.
      • “ The list is an absolute good. The list is life.”