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22nd Nov '16 11:07:11 AM Meshakhad
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Note that having YiddishAsASecondLanguage is a clue but is not conclusive. As Creator/LennyBruce said, all New Yorkers are at least a little Jewish. Having a "Jewish" name ending in -berg, -stein or the like is also evidence but not proof. These names are actually just German names that many Ashkenazi Jews took when required to adopt some type of surname. Authentically Hebrew names will often begin with "Bar" or "Ben," so they're a good tip-off. For Sephardic Jews, a common name is "Garcia", but again that is such a common Hispanic name that by itself it doesn't prove anything.

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Note that having YiddishAsASecondLanguage is a clue but is not conclusive. As Creator/LennyBruce said, all New Yorkers are at least a little Jewish. Having a "Jewish" name ending in -berg, -stein or the like is also evidence but not proof. These names are actually just German names that many Ashkenazi Jews took when required to adopt some type of surname. Authentically Hebrew names will often begin with "Bar" or "Ben," so they're a good tip-off. Being named "Cohen" or "Cahn" makes it nearly certain. For Sephardic Jews, a common name is "Garcia", but again that is such a common Hispanic name that by itself it doesn't prove anything.
16th Nov '16 12:24:40 PM ChesterPolarbear
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* In UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar film ''Purple Hearts'', [[HospitalHottie Navy nurse]] LTJG Deborah Solomon has a very Jewish name. However, Cheryl Ladd, who is the actress who plays her is a devout Christian.
6th Nov '16 9:21:08 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': The Gerhardt family. Their family "fled" to America from the Weimar Republic, the German regime that immediately preceded the Nazis. They occasionally drop words in their speech that could either be Yiddish or straight German. They are also heavily associated with loaves of knot bread that could either be Jewish challah or German zopf. The fact that Joe Bulo, who drops the Yiddish expression "verkakte," solely refers to them (derisively) as German rather than Jewish could go either way. Ultimately their religion is never stated.

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* In ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': The Gerhardt family. Their family "fled" to America from the Weimar Republic, the German regime that immediately preceded the Nazis. They Kansas City mob is ambiguously a KosherNostra organization. Various members occasionally drop words in their speech that could either be Yiddish or straight German. They words, have a very dim view of Germans, and are also heavily associated with loaves of knot bread that could either be played by very Jewish challah or German zopf. actors. The fact that Joe Bulo, only member who drops the Yiddish expression "verkakte," solely refers never gives an impression of being Jewish, a black man, gets [[KickedUpstairs kicked upstairs]] to them (derisively) as German a toothless desk job rather than Jewish could go either way. Ultimately their religion is never stated.a position of power, suggesting racial/religious discrimination.



* Fuji the Japanese POW from ''MchalesNavy'' was constantly using Yiddish phrases such as "Oy Vey" and once sarcastically responded that a wedding cake he was making was for a wedding, not a Bar Mitzvah.

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* Fuji the Japanese POW from ''MchalesNavy'' ''Film/MchalesNavy'' was constantly using Yiddish phrases such as "Oy Vey" and once sarcastically responded that a wedding cake he was making was for a wedding, not a Bar Mitzvah.
3rd Nov '16 9:16:51 PM TroperNo9001
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** A Tale Of Two Stans shows Stan's family has a [[http://36.media.tumblr.com/8c2c8d72557a7ee2f313264f7c572c65
** /tumblr_nrig1fXC6S1qjcd3co3_1280.png mezuzah]] on their door so it might not be ambiguous anymore.

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** A Tale Of Two Stans shows Stan's family has a [[http://36.media.tumblr.com/8c2c8d72557a7ee2f313264f7c572c65
** /tumblr_nrig1fXC6S1qjcd3co3_1280.
com/8c2c8d72557a7ee2f313264f7c572c65/tumblr_nrig1fXC6S1qjcd3co3_1280.png mezuzah]] on their door so it might not be ambiguous anymore.
20th Oct '16 7:41:36 PM s4karuna
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* Aviva Corcovado from ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''. The name "Aviva," which means "springtime" in Hebrew, is extremely rare except among Jewish women. Given her last name, dark complexion, and periodic implications that she knows some Spanish, she may be a Sephardic Jew.



* Aviva Corcovado from ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''. The name "Aviva," which means "springtime" in Hebrew, is extremely rare except among Jewish women. Given her last name, dark complexion, and periodic implications that she knows some Spanish, she may be a Sephardic Jew.
19th Oct '16 7:54:52 PM flourdustedhazzn
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* Aviva Corcovado from ''WesternAnimation/WildKratts''. The name "Aviva," which means "springtime" in Hebrew, is extremely rare except among Jewish women. Given her last name, dark complexion, and periodic implications that she knows some Spanish, she may be a Sephardic Jew.
21st Sep '16 4:52:40 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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** Having been partly inspired by Creator/GrouchoMarx, Yakko gives off some Jewish vibes too, especially considering his name sounds like it was derived from "Yakov", a common Hebrew variant of Jacob. His siblings, however, don't really seem Jewish.



* Harley Quinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[MostAnnoyingSound "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just Big Applesauce. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.

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* Harley Quinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[MostAnnoyingSound [[CuteButCacophonic "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.
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The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just Big Applesauce. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.a result of BigApplesauce.
21st Sep '16 4:44:15 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Harley Quinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[CuteButCacaphonic "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just Big Applesauce. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.

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* Harley Quinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[CuteButCacaphonic [[MostAnnoyingSound "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just Big Applesauce. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.
21st Sep '16 4:43:26 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* Harley Quinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[MostAnnoyingSound "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just Big Applesauce. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.

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* Harley Quinn, the [[ComicBook/TheJoker Joker's]] moll on ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries'', always seemed vaguely Jewish with her quirky personality and [[MostAnnoyingSound [[CuteButCacaphonic "fingernails-on-a-chalkboard" screechy voice]]. Then the beans were spilled when Harley was asked why she liked Christmas trees so much if she was Jewish. Later in that same story, Harley shouted "Happy Hanukkah, chump!" when attacking Batman. The Joker himself spouts the odd Yiddish phrase, but this is probably either by association with Harley or due to his background in show business - or maybe, once again, it's just Big Applesauce. It was recently revealed that Harley is half-Jewish and half-Catholic.
19th Sep '16 2:56:36 PM Oddstar6
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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', at the memorial service for [[spoiler:Thane Krios]], Commander Shepard may, depending on what dialogue option the player chooses, [[https://youtu.be/on3J3HjjbK4?t=30s quote]] [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talmud the Talmud]], but attributes it as being simply "an old human saying".

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* In ''Franchise/MassEffect'', ''[[Franchise/MassEffect Mass Effect 3]]'', at the memorial service for [[spoiler:Thane Krios]], Commander Shepard may, depending on what dialogue option the player chooses, [[https://youtu.be/on3J3HjjbK4?t=30s quote]] [[https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Talmud the Talmud]], but attributes it the line as being simply "an old human saying".
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