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24th Mar '17 11:19:52 AM Pichu-kun
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** It's official now. In the episode "Keeping the Faith", Hank's patient mentions needing a "new Faith" (he's referring to his sister/manager, who will no longer be working for him). Evan suggests Judaism as, "we could use a big guy on our side".**

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** It's official now. In the episode "Keeping the Faith", Hank's patient mentions needing a "new Faith" (he's referring to his sister/manager, who will no longer be working for him). Evan suggests Judaism as, "we could use a big guy on our side".**



* Some fans of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' believe Sam to be a self hating Jew, as evidenced by her entry on its [[WMG/{{iCarly}} WMG subpage.]] Although Puckett isn't a Jewish surname (it's French), one can't ignore her near fetishistic obsession with ham and bacon, her usage of Jewish phrases such as "Oy!", has what appears to be a cutout of the Star of David in her locker, frequently mentions Judaism and implied that she had a Bat Mitzvah in one episode. Probably because show creator Creator/DanSchneider is Jewish and his shows do mention it often. An episode eventually jossed it by having Sam outright say she isn't Jewish, though [[FanonDiscontinuity fans ignored it]].

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* ''Series/{{iCarly}}'':
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Some fans of ''Series/{{iCarly}}'' believe Sam to be a self hating Jew, as evidenced by her entry on its [[WMG/{{iCarly}} WMG subpage.]] Although Puckett isn't a Jewish surname (it's French), one can't ignore her near fetishistic obsession with ham and bacon, her usage of Jewish phrases such as "Oy!", has what appears to be a cutout of the Star of David in her locker, frequently mentions Judaism and implied that she had a Bat Mitzvah in one episode. Probably because show creator Creator/DanSchneider is Jewish and his shows do mention it often. An episode eventually jossed it by having Sam outright say she isn't Jewish, though [[FanonDiscontinuity fans ignored it]].



* Franchise/ProfessorLayton has the first name Hershel, an extremely uncommon name among goyim, let alone British people. It would also explain his insistence on NeverBareheaded (though, this does eventually get properly explained in-game in a different way.).

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* Franchise/ProfessorLayton ''Franchise/ProfessorLayton'':
** Professor Layton
has the first name Hershel, an extremely uncommon name among goyim, let alone British people. It would also explain his insistence on NeverBareheaded (though, this does eventually get properly explained in-game in a different way.).



* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': There aren't too many Gentiles named Mordecai.

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* ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'': ''WesternAnimation/RegularShow'':
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There aren't too many Gentiles named Mordecai.



* The Belchers on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' are voiced mostly by Jewish actors (Kristen Schaal being the odd woman out) and their dialect has a Yiddish-y cadence to it. On the other hand, mother Linda has referred to her First Communion, and the restaurant is pretty far from Kosher.
** The creator Loren Bouchard claims that "in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."

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* The Belchers on ''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers'' are voiced mostly by Jewish actors (Kristen Schaal being the odd woman out) and their dialect has a Yiddish-y cadence to it. On the other hand, mother Linda has referred to her First Communion, and the restaurant is pretty far from Kosher.
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Kosher. The creator Loren Bouchard claims that "in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."



* Many ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fans think that [[TheSnarkKnight the title character]]'s surname, "Morgendorffer," sounds Jewish, though WordOfGod says that that isn't intentional. In universe, a man who had recently met Daria and her father introduced them as "Jake and Daria ''Mogendavid''. Jake was about to correct him when Daria told him not to bother. The ambiguity is also true of [[AsianAirhead Tiffany Blum-Deckler]], who is Asian despite the double-barrel Jewish surname. (Her parents are never seen, so {{Fanon}} is that she's adopted.)

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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'':
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Many ''WesternAnimation/{{Daria}}'' fans think that [[TheSnarkKnight the title character]]'s surname, "Morgendorffer," sounds Jewish, though WordOfGod says that that isn't intentional. In universe, a man who had recently met Daria and her father introduced them as "Jake and Daria ''Mogendavid''. Jake was about to correct him when Daria told him not to bother.
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The ambiguity is also true of [[AsianAirhead Tiffany Blum-Deckler]], who is Asian despite the double-barrel Jewish surname. (Her parents are never seen, so {{Fanon}} is that she's adopted.)


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* It's shown in ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' that Greg changed his surname from "De Mayo" to "Universe". "De Mayo" is a Jewish surname. His son Steven also has curly black hair, though he seems to get his curls from his mother's side (with Rose having been a StarfishAlien in a humanoid form).
19th Mar '17 12:21:59 AM NumberFortyFour
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** Spencer mentions Yom Kippur in one episode.
15th Mar '17 1:46:40 PM strigidNarrator
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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': The Goldstein sisters, whose last name is common among Ashkenazim.

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* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': The Goldstein sisters, whose last name is common among Ashkenazim. Tina has the middle name 'Esther', which is markedly Jewish, 'Queenie' has been known to be used as an English version of the Yiddish name Malke (/Hebrew, Malka), and, more obviously still, the two of them live in Manhattan in the 20s. J. K. Rowling revealed in a tweet [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/544946669448867841]] that (no surprise) Anthony Goldstein was Jewish, and, in another [[https://twitter.com/jk_rowling/status/632611629843263488]], that the Tina and Queenie are distantly related to him. Jacob Kowalski is also coded as Jewish, although his surname is less markedly so, as a common Polish name. He is a Polish immigrant to New York in the early 20th century with the name Jacob, played by someone called Dan Fogler, who, again, lives in New York in the 20s.
14th Mar '17 9:28:36 PM Vir
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* The Wheezers in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' both look and behave like stereotypical Jews and Carl's mom has a Jewish accent.

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* The Wheezers in ''WesternAnimation/JimmyNeutron'' ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfJimmyNeutronBoyGenius'' both look and behave like stereotypical Jews and Carl's mom has a Jewish accent.
8th Feb '17 11:44:52 AM johnsmithxxi
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* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
** Miles Goodman, Sabrina's college housemate in Seasons 5-6. Aside from the Jewish name "Goodman", he comes from a family of accountants, mentioned an [[JewishMother overprotective mother]] who threatens him if he doesn't call, and once brings back matzo balls after visiting home.
** Salem Saberhagen mentions his niece having had a Bat Mitzvah, indicating the Saberhagens are a Jewish (witch) family, or leastways that Salem has some Jewish relatives.
** To a lesser extent, Aaron Jacobs, Sabrina's DisposableFiance in the last season. Aaron Jacobs, for those who don't know, is a ''very'' Jewish name. His mother is a psychiatrist, a stereotypically Jewish profession, who wrote a book called [[JewishMother "Not With My Son You Don't"]]. His father is a nuclear physicist.
7th Feb '17 5:56:40 PM ironicusername
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** The creator Loren Bouchard claims that "in a perfect world, we'd have the show about a sort of Greek-Armenian-Italian-Jewish-German polyglot."
5th Feb '17 8:30:06 PM Fireblood
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* The main character of ''Film/{{Amen}}'', [[ThoseWackyNazis SS Lieutenant Kurt Gerstein]], suspects that his housekeeper Mrs Hinze may be Jewish, but keeps quiet about it. Also, [[GoodShepherd Father Ricardo Fontana]], who is portrayed by half-Jewish Mathieu Kassovitz, is implied to be from a family of converts.

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* The main character of ''Film/{{Amen}}'', [[ThoseWackyNazis SS Lieutenant Kurt Gerstein]], Gerstein]] suspects that his housekeeper Mrs Hinze may be Jewish, but keeps quiet about it.it (as he's actually a good man working to expose the Holocaust). Also, [[GoodShepherd Father Ricardo Fontana]], who is portrayed by half-Jewish Mathieu Kassovitz, is implied to be from a family of converts.



* 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.

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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 her, is a devout Christian.Christian.
* ''Film/FantasticBeastsAndWhereToFindThem'': The Goldstein sisters, whose last name is common among Ashkenazim.
27th Jan '17 3:28:58 PM FF32
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** The sequel series, ''Lady Layton'', introduces Katrielle Layton, the professor's daughter. Katrielle is a Hebrew name.



* [[AbsentMindedProfessor Isaac Kleiner]] from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has a Hebrew first name, a German last name and named his [[FluffyTamer debeaked]] [[DemonicSpiders headcrab]] after a Jewish actress.

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* [[AbsentMindedProfessor Isaac Kleiner]] from ''VideoGame/HalfLife2'' has a Hebrew first name, a German last name name, and named his [[FluffyTamer debeaked]] [[DemonicSpiders headcrab]] after a Jewish actress.
17th Jan '17 6:52:47 PM rjd1922
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* Bridgette Tenenbaum from ''VideoGame/Bioshock1'' is presumably Jewish, as she has a Jewish name and was a prisoner at a Nazi prison camp.

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* Bridgette Tenenbaum from ''VideoGame/Bioshock1'' ''VideoGame/BioShock1'' is presumably Jewish, as she has a Jewish name and was a prisoner at a Nazi prison camp.



** WordOfGod [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2015/04/09/faith-in-rapture-ken-levine-shares-thoughts-on-creating-authentic-diversity.aspx reveals that there are a lot of Jewish characters in Bioshock.]]

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** WordOfGod [[http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2015/04/09/faith-in-rapture-ken-levine-shares-thoughts-on-creating-authentic-diversity.aspx reveals that there are a lot of Jewish characters in Bioshock.BioShock.]]
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