Judaism in the Media Revised


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Judaism in the Media Revised

  1. 1. Judaism in the Media Justin McCreary
  2. 2. Judaism in Television <ul><li>Judaism is often satirized in television. </li></ul><ul><li>Parodies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>When tastefully done, can be entertaining. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>When done poorly, can be offensive. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. “ When You Wish Upon a Weinstein” <ul><li>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.” </li></ul><ul><li>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.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Seinfeld: “The Airport” <ul><li>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. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy: Gumby <ul><li>Gumby:“You know how long it’s been since I had a Morry Amsterdam sandwich?” </li></ul><ul><li>Waiter: “That’ll be $17.27.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gumby: “For what?” </li></ul><ul><li>Waiter: “For the last time you ran out without paying the bill.” </li></ul><ul><li>Gumby: “Wait a minute, smart guy, that wasn’t me.” </li></ul><ul><li>Waiter: “No, it was some other green Jew.” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Futurama: “Future Stock”: Bot Mitzvah <ul><li>Fry: “Ooh, a bot mitzvah! Shalom hunger. Shalom free food.” </li></ul><ul><li>Fry: “You guys don’t believe in Robot Jesus?” </li></ul><ul><li>Robot Rabbi: “We believe he was built, and that he was a well-programmed robot, but he was not our messiah.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Family Guy: “No Meals on Wheels”: Scarejew <ul><li>Lois: “Peter, what the hell?!?” Peter: “Lois, I'm tired of Mort always mooching off us, so I made a Scarejew.” </li></ul><ul><li>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.” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Judaism in Film <ul><li>Several films portray Judaism in an accurate, sad way. </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish history is ripe with prejudice. </li></ul><ul><li>Such films show great respect for the Jewish culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Two well known films are Fiddler on the Roof , and Schindler’s List . </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fiddler on the Roof <ul><li>The film inspired by Broadway musical. </li></ul><ul><li>Movie takes place in Anatevka, Russia in 1905. </li></ul><ul><li>This film greatly depicted the Jewish culture. </li></ul><ul><li>Songs: “Tradition,” “Sabbath Prayer,” “To Life.” </li></ul><ul><li>Depicted the struggle many Jews faced in order to stay loyal to their faith. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Schindler’s List <ul><li>Schindler’s List tells the story of Oskar Schindler. </li></ul><ul><li>A war profiteer, and member of the Nazi party. </li></ul><ul><li>Saved 1,100 Jews during the Holocaust. </li></ul><ul><li>Honors how Schindler came to respect, honor, and weep for the Jewish people. </li></ul><ul><li>“ The list is an absolute good. The list is life.” </li></ul>