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21st Jan '18 3:12:52 PM nombretomado
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* Paul, Kevin's best friend in ''TheWonderYears'', has a Bar Mitzvah in one episode, in which we also meet his grandfather who [[NostalgiaFilter reminisces sentimentally about life in the "Old Country"]] and gives him a [[MementoMacGuffin family heirloom]] prayerbook. In a Christmas episode, we briefly hear him and Kevin argue over whether Christmas or Hannukah brings in the most presents. Otherwise, Paul's religion is never mentioned.

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* Paul, Kevin's best friend in ''TheWonderYears'', ''Series/TheWonderYears'', has a Bar Mitzvah in one episode, in which we also meet his grandfather who [[NostalgiaFilter reminisces sentimentally about life in the "Old Country"]] and gives him a [[MementoMacGuffin family heirloom]] prayerbook. In a Christmas episode, we briefly hear him and Kevin argue over whether Christmas or Hannukah brings in the most presents. Otherwise, Paul's religion is never mentioned.
17th Jan '18 1:20:15 PM eroock
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--> ''"Everybody knows Doug the Head. If it's stones and it's stolen, he's the man to speak to. Pretends he's Jewish. Wishes he was Jewish. Even tells his family they're Jewish, but he's about as Jewish as he is a fucking monkey. He thinks it's good for business. And in the diamond business, it'' is ''good for business."''

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--> -> ''"Everybody knows Doug the Head. If it's stones and it's stolen, he's the man to speak to. Pretends he's Jewish. Wishes he was Jewish. Even tells his family they're Jewish, but he's about as Jewish as he is a fucking monkey. He thinks it's good for business. And in the diamond business, it'' is ''good for business."''
23rd Dec '17 4:15:18 AM Aquila89
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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': References to Monica and Ross being Jewish are rarely acknowledged, with occasional signs including the mezzuzah outside their parents' front door and Monica's wedding procession including both bride and groom being walked down the aisle by their parents. Monica wears a Star of David necklace and had a Bat Mitzvah. Ross once tried to teach his son about Chanukah and once mentions buying Monica Chanukah gifts. Hints suggest Jack is Jewish but Judy is not, so their children grew up celebrating two traditions.

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* ''Series/{{Friends}}'': References to Monica and Ross being Jewish are rarely acknowledged, with occasional signs including the mezzuzah outside their parents' front door and Monica's wedding procession including both bride and groom being walked down the aisle by their parents. Monica wears a Star of David necklace and had a Bat Mitzvah. Ross once tried to teach his son about Chanukah and once mentions buying Monica Chanukah gifts. When Phoebe writes a holiday song for her friends, it starts with "Monica, Monica, have a happy Chanukah". Hints suggest Jack is Jewish but Judy is not, so their children grew up celebrating two traditions.
17th Dec '17 7:53:50 PM HeyPC
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheTick'': Arthur and his family are revealed to be Jewish in the episode where his sister gets married, despite him previously having been shown celebrating [[SantaClausmas Christmas]] and eating [=BLTs=].
12th Dec '17 4:00:09 PM MyTrashSonJoshLyman
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** [[PlayingWithATrope Played with]] in one episode when the President asks Toby and Josh about a particular Yom Kippur tradition. Interestingly, it's ''Toby'' who draws a blank (he knows what the President is talking about, but he can't remember the exact word for it). He looks to Josh for help, and Josh supplies the word.
9th Dec '17 6:49:16 AM FlyingDuckManGenesis
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* In the ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures'' episode, "[[Recap/TinyToonAdventuresS3E20ItsAWonderfulTinyToonsChristmasSpecial It's a Wonderful Tiny Toons Christmas Special]]", a menorah can be seen in the window of Hamton's house, implying that his family is Jewish. Most likely, this is meant to be a joke, as they do not keep kosher, as Hamton once tried to cook a lobster, and indeed, they aren't even kosher themselves, being pork.
4th Dec '17 11:46:06 AM DoctorDetective
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has Annie, whose Judaism generally only comes up on Christmas episodes or when someone is being insensitive about it.

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has Annie, whose Judaism generally only comes up on Christmas episodes or when someone is being insensitive about it.[[note]] Annie's actress, Creator/AlisonBrie, is also Jewish.[[/note]]
4th Dec '17 11:41:58 AM DoctorDetective
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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has Annie, whose Judaism, while it isn't a huge part of her character, has been mentioned several times since the Christmas episode is was first referenced in.
** Annie's Judaism is very much an informed trait that isn't portrayed well. There's even an episode where Annie objects to being referred to as "a Jew" and says that you need to use the full word "Jewish". That's incorrect. Although using the word "Jew" as a verb or an adjective is offensive, using it as a noun is standard usage.
*** This is less a matter of Annie thinking you absolutely have to use the term "Jewish" and more a matter of Annie pointing out that saying "she's a Jew!" in an argument sounds kinda bad. Which it sorta does...

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* ''Series/{{Community}}'' has Annie, whose Judaism, while it isn't a huge part of her character, has been mentioned several times since the Judaism generally only comes up on Christmas episode episodes or when someone is was first referenced in.
** Annie's Judaism is very much an informed trait that isn't portrayed well. There's even an episode where Annie objects to
being referred to as "a Jew" and says that you need to use the full word "Jewish". That's incorrect. Although using the word "Jew" as a verb or an adjective is offensive, using it as a noun is standard usage.
*** This is less a matter of Annie thinking you absolutely have to use the term "Jewish" and more a matter of Annie pointing out that saying "she's a Jew!" in an argument sounds kinda bad. Which it sorta does...
insensitive about it.
25th Oct '17 4:53:07 PM Pichu-kun
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* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn being Jewish is mentioned once or twice. She loves Christmas though, and it's even brought up once by ComicBook/PoisonIvy.

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* ComicBook/HarleyQuinn being Jewish is mentioned once or twice. She loves Christmas though, and it's even brought up once by ComicBook/PoisonIvy.ComicBook/PoisonIvy in ''ComicBook/HarleyAndIvy'':


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* In ''WebAnimation/BarbieVlog'' episode about December holiday traditions, Barbie mentions that her friend Renee's family makes jelly donuts on Hannukah. Renee is [[TwoferTokenMinority also Asian]].
15th Oct '17 11:41:05 PM wuggles
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* On ''Series/BroadCity'', both Abbi and Ilana are explicitly Jewish, although it rarely has any bearing on the plot. The exception is a season 3 episode where they take a free trip to Israel in a parody of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birthright_Israel Birthright Israel]] (a foundation which sponsors free trips to Israel for Jewish youth).
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