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9th Jun '17 11:01:15 AM JoeMerl
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* ''WesternAnimation/{{Gargoyles}}'' never really addresses religion except when it affects [[AllMythsAreTrue its varied magical setting]], but when [[http://www.s8.org/gargoyles/askgreg/search.php?qid=3350 asked]] about the human characters' religions, WordOfGod says that [[ConspiracyTheorist Matt Bluestone]] is Jewish.
** {{Downplayed}} in the episode "Golem," where the characters are clearly Jewish, but the script seems to go out of its way to avoid using the word.
9th Jun '17 10:46:36 AM JoeMerl
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* Similarly, during his long run as writer on ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', Creator/PeterDavid decided that long-time supporting character Doc Samson is Jewish, although it had never been mentioned before. As the Biblical Samson was an Israelite, this makes a lot of sense.

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* Similarly, during his long run as writer on ''ComicBook/IncredibleHulk'', Creator/PeterDavid decided that long-time supporting character Doc Samson is Jewish, although it had never been mentioned before. As He may have been influenced by the Biblical Samson was fact that the name "Samson" is rarely used by anyone but Jews these days (and even then pretty rarely), despite it being an Israelite, this makes a lot of sense.InSeriesNickname.
9th Jun '17 10:43:38 AM JoeMerl
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* WesternAnimation/PepperAnn, as well as her mother, sister and aunt. Besides her obviously Jewish grandmother, the only other indication of her Judaism is in the Christmas episode. In the MusicalEpisode her mother sings about cooking pork products for dinner, but it could be that they just don't practice Kosher, and it was AllJustADream anyway.

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** The ChristmasEpisode actually explores this a bit, as Ginger finds out that her grandfather was Jewish and begins exploring Judaism as a result.
* WesternAnimation/PepperAnn, as well as her mother, sister and aunt. Besides her [[AlterKocker obviously Jewish grandmother, grandmother]], the only other indication of her Judaism is in the Christmas episode.ChristmasEpisode. In the MusicalEpisode her mother sings about cooking pork products for dinner, but it could be that they just don't practice Kosher, and it was AllJustADream anyway.
9th Jun '17 10:36:09 AM JoeMerl
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* Minor ''Literature/HarryPotter'' character Anthony Goldstein is a literal example, since aside from his surname, we only have WordOfGod to confirm that he's Jewish. Though here it's {{Justified}} by the fact that he's basically a RecurringExtra.
7th Jun '17 7:15:48 PM nombretomado
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* Fractious, in the ''WhateleyUniverse''. Known to swear in Yiddish. When she goes with school friends from [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] for Christmas, Loophole's mother tries to make ''latkes'' for her. They don't turn out well.

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* Fractious, in the ''WhateleyUniverse''.''Literature/WhateleyUniverse''. Known to swear in Yiddish. When she goes with school friends from [[SuperheroSchool Whateley Academy]] for Christmas, Loophole's mother tries to make ''latkes'' for her. They don't turn out well.
30th May '17 11:06:58 AM TheNicestGuy
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* In ''Series/TheWire'', assistant state's attorney Rhonda Pearlman is never even hinted to be Jewish, but WordOfGod says she is. The only clue in the show, other than her name, is that Detective [=McNulty=] uses the phrase "your twisted little tribe" to refer to her and defense attorney Maurice Levy, who is explicitly Jewish. In context, it's not even clear that he meant to imply anything about their culture or religion; he was really complaining that they're both lawyers, so at least on the surface the "tribe" is the [[AmoralAttorney Maryland State Bar Association]].
21st May '17 2:33:45 PM nombretomado
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* Invoked and toyed with in Warehouse13. Arthur Nielson, played by Saul Rubinek, is heavily suggested to be culturally (though not religiously) Jewish throughout the shows run. It's revealed quite early on that he was born Artie Weisfelt, and one episode hinges around him selling secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War in order to save his family. It's unclear whether they're family or ''family'' (there ''are'' a lot of names involved), but he does make reference to the persecution of Soviet Jews, as well as several of his cousins being refuseniks.

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* Invoked and toyed with in Warehouse13.''Series/Warehouse13''. Arthur Nielson, played by Saul Rubinek, is heavily suggested to be culturally (though not religiously) Jewish throughout the shows run. It's revealed quite early on that he was born Artie Weisfelt, and one episode hinges around him selling secrets to the Soviets during the Cold War in order to save his family. It's unclear whether they're family or ''family'' (there ''are'' a lot of names involved), but he does make reference to the persecution of Soviet Jews, as well as several of his cousins being refuseniks.
17th May '17 8:58:18 PM PaulA
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* In the film adaptation of ''Puckoon'', the towns doctor (named Goldstein) is introduced by the narrator as being so Jewish that even at a party attended solely by Jews, people would still ask "who's that Jewish looking fellow over there?". Despite this, his only "Jewish" characteristics are complaints about somebody owing him money, and having to hide his identity as an Irish Nationalist, not because the British might see him as a terrorist, but because other Jews would frown on him collaborating with Catholics.

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* In the film adaptation of ''Puckoon'', ''Literature/{{Puckoon}}'', the towns town's doctor (named Goldstein) is introduced by the narrator as being so Jewish that even at a party attended solely by Jews, people would still ask "who's that Jewish looking fellow over there?". Despite this, his only "Jewish" characteristics are complaints about somebody owing him money, and having to hide his identity as an Irish Nationalist, not because the British might see him as a terrorist, but because other Jews would frown on him collaborating with Catholics.
22nd Apr '17 12:29:43 PM jharrison3051
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* Charlotte on ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' converted to Judaism.

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* Charlotte on ''Series/SexAndTheCity'' converted is a Protestant of English descent, but later converts to Judaism.Judaism when she becomes engaged to Harry later in the series. Played with in the movies when she demonstrates knowledge of a few Hebrew terms.
27th Mar '17 7:37:29 PM JoeMerl
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** the pork eating is odd, seeing how else Quinn mentions Puck's mother doesn't let her eat bacon in the house.

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** the The pork eating is odd, seeing how else Quinn mentions Puck's mother doesn't let her eat bacon in the house.house.
** Watching ''Film/SchindlersList'' on Simchat Torah--a holiday which literally has "joy" in its name--is pretty odd too.
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