History Main / Ambiguouslyjewish

19th Jun '16 10:15:17 PM Doryna
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* ''Series/FTroop'' dropped several subtle hints that the local Indian tribe, the Hekawi, may have been descended from the lost thirteenth tribe of Israel. The joke was helped along since many of the Hekawi also happened to be played by Borscht Belt comedians.
19th Jun '16 4:43:54 PM JamesAustin
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* Pavel Chekov on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', portrayed by Jewish actors WalterKoenig in the original series and AntonYelchin in the reboot, has some fandom support for this. Creator/LeonardNimoy, also Jewish, adapted the famous Vulcan hand salute from Jewish religious tradition, making the Vulcans [[FantasyCounterpartCulture a positive example of]] SpaceJews. Creator/WilliamShatner is also Jewish, but Kirk doesn't seem to get this quite as often from the fandom, as he is an Iowa farmboy with a Scottish last naming meaning "church" and the middle name Tiberius, a famously anti-Jewish Roman Emperor.

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* Pavel Chekov on ''Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries'', portrayed by Jewish actors WalterKoenig in the original series and AntonYelchin Creator/AntonYelchin in the reboot, has some fandom support for this. Creator/LeonardNimoy, also Jewish, adapted the famous Vulcan hand salute from Jewish religious tradition, making the Vulcans [[FantasyCounterpartCulture a positive example of]] SpaceJews. Creator/WilliamShatner is also Jewish, but Kirk doesn't seem to get this quite as often from the fandom, as he is an Iowa farmboy with a Scottish last naming meaning "church" and the middle name Tiberius, a famously anti-Jewish Roman Emperor.
18th Jun '16 8:33:43 AM Prfnoff
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* ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'': Lillian Kaushtupper, played by the Jewish actress Carol Kane. She references her ancestors being driven out of various countries before coming to America, which sounds like they were Jewish, but then she reveals that it was because they had sex with cows. Her name is mangled Yiddish for "cow-fucker."

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* ''Series/UnbreakableKimmySchmidt'': Lillian Kaushtupper, played by the Jewish actress Carol Kane. She references her ancestors being driven out of various countries before coming to America, which sounds like they were Jewish, but then she reveals that it was because [[BestialityIsDepraved they had sex with cows.cows]]. Her name is mangled Yiddish for "cow-fucker."
1st Jun '16 7:58:12 AM Minni128
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* From Wiki/{{Killerbunnies}}, we have this with Cerise Blumenthal who is more or less implied to be. This is mostly by her last name.

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* From Wiki/{{Killerbunnies}}, we have this with Cerise Blumenthal who is more or less implied to be. This is mostly by her last name.name and where she might come from (some state Bexley, others state Livingston, and some believe to be between Roslyn and Jericho).
22nd May '16 12:27:47 PM erforce
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* Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' have very Jewish-sounding names, but their ethnicities have never been mentioned. Harold Ramis, a Jew, jokes about his hair in the film being a "Jewfro." In case you wonder, Oswald Spengler, the philosopher who inspired Egon's surname, was non-Jewish. Both the first name and the last name are German, the former a form of Eckhard ("sword-strong"), the latter a southern German term for tin-smith or plumber.

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* Egon Spengler and Janine Melnitz of ''Film/{{Ghostbusters}}'' ''Franchise/{{Ghostbusters}}'' have very Jewish-sounding names, but their ethnicities have never been mentioned. Harold Ramis, Creator/HaroldRamis, a Jew, jokes about his hair in the film being a "Jewfro." In case you wonder, Oswald Spengler, the philosopher who inspired Egon's surname, was non-Jewish. Both the first name and the last name are German, the former a form of Eckhard ("sword-strong"), the latter a southern German term for tin-smith or plumber.
21st May '16 11:37:36 PM Anddrix
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* Harley Quinn, the [[SelfDemonstrating/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 [[SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker [[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.
20th May '16 8:42:17 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* Kim Dawson (a blue eyed blonde who speaks with a [[SweetHomeAlabama Southern accent]]) plays Lou Birnbaum, Donna Silverstein and Donna Slverman in the Creator/{{Cinemax}} [[PornWithPlot softcore films]] ''Legally Exposed'', ''Hollywood Sins'' and ''Scandal: Sex@students.edu''.

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* Kim Dawson (a blue eyed blonde who speaks with a [[SweetHomeAlabama Southern accent]]) plays Lou Birnbaum, Donna Silverstein and Donna Slverman Silverman in the Creator/{{Cinemax}} [[PornWithPlot softcore films]] ''Legally Exposed'', ''Hollywood Sins'' and ''Scandal: Sex@students.edu''.
16th May '16 10:06:21 AM ChesterPolarbear
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* In ''Hollywood Sins'', [[YouHaveTohaveJews top Hollywood agent]] Donna Silverstein is played by Kim Dawson (a blue eyed blonde who speaks with a [[SweetHomeAlabama Southern accent]]).

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* In ''Hollywood Sins'', [[YouHaveTohaveJews top Hollywood agent]] Donna Silverstein is played by Kim Dawson (a blue eyed blonde who speaks with a [[SweetHomeAlabama Southern accent]]).accent]]) plays Lou Birnbaum, Donna Silverstein and Donna Slverman in the Creator/{{Cinemax}} [[PornWithPlot softcore films]] ''Legally Exposed'', ''Hollywood Sins'' and ''Scandal: Sex@students.edu''.
15th May '16 9:28:11 AM nombretomado
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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' BigBad {{Magneto}} (real name Max Eisenhardt but known by an assumed name of Erik Lehnsherr) has occasionally had his ancestry cast in doubt like this. It's a well-established part of his backstory that he was in a Nazi concentration camp, but other groups were placed in those as well. Briefly, Marvel claimed he was a Gypsy or just avoided mention of his ethnicity for a while out of fear of being called anti-Semitic (having him be a Roma was apparently [[UnfortunateImplications completely okay]]), but it was eventually confirmed that he's Jewish.

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* ''ComicBook/XMen'' BigBad {{Magneto}} ComicBook/{{Magneto}} (real name Max Eisenhardt but known by an assumed name of Erik Lehnsherr) has occasionally had his ancestry cast in doubt like this. It's a well-established part of his backstory that he was in a Nazi concentration camp, but other groups were placed in those as well. Briefly, Marvel claimed he was a Gypsy or just avoided mention of his ethnicity for a while out of fear of being called anti-Semitic (having him be a Roma was apparently [[UnfortunateImplications completely okay]]), but it was eventually confirmed that he's Jewish.
14th May '16 9:55:04 AM nombretomado
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* Kenny in ''TheWarAtHome'' seems to be Ambiguously Jewish, since his mother has a Hebrew name ("Shirra") and the music that plays during his fantasy of marrying Larry sounds Jewish-theme. Then again, he could also qualify as an "Ambiguously Muslim" since his father's name "Achmed" is a common Muslim name. If so, Kenny was kicked out of the house because homosexuality isn't allowed in the Muslim world and Shirra also had to follow her husband because of the rules (which was rather exaggerated).
* Jack Gallo on ''JustShootMe'' acts, talks, and looks just like a stereotypical New York Jew from the Bronx (this is because his actor, George Segal, ''is'' a New York Jew from the Bronx.) Yet to avoid UnfortunateImplications, he's revealed to have a JewishMother, but he wasn't raised religiously. Finch even lampshades this telling Maya about his [=WASPiness=] (paraphrased):

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* Kenny in ''TheWarAtHome'' ''Series/TheWarAtHome'' seems to be Ambiguously Jewish, since his mother has a Hebrew name ("Shirra") and the music that plays during his fantasy of marrying Larry sounds Jewish-theme. Then again, he could also qualify as an "Ambiguously Muslim" since his father's name "Achmed" is a common Muslim name. If so, Kenny was kicked out of the house because homosexuality isn't allowed in the Muslim world and Shirra also had to follow her husband because of the rules (which was rather exaggerated).
* Jack Gallo on ''JustShootMe'' ''Series/JustShootMe'' acts, talks, and looks just like a stereotypical New York Jew from the Bronx (this is because his actor, George Segal, ''is'' a New York Jew from the Bronx.) Yet to avoid UnfortunateImplications, he's revealed to have a JewishMother, but he wasn't raised religiously. Finch even lampshades this telling Maya about his [=WASPiness=] (paraphrased):
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