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17th Jun '16 4:51:39 AM ayjazz
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** Francine's family explicitly doesn't follow a Kosher diet so that adds to the fuel.

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** Francine's family explicitly doesn't follow a Kosher diet so that adds to the fuel. A ''Postcards From Buster'' episode with a devout Jewish family has one scene where Francine points out that [[TruthInTelevision not all Jewish people]] follow kosher laws to the letter. However, in the holiday episode, clueless Mr. Crosswire gifts the Frensky family with a ham, which Mr. Frensky confusingly accepts.
11th Jun '16 12:56:48 PM nombretomado
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* Brenda Song in both the Made for TV movie ''Stuck in the Suburbs'' and ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''; in both she mentions celebrating Chanuka (though in ''The Suite Life'' she just says, "And give up on 8 days of presents, are you nuts?"). In ''Stuck In The Suburbs'', she mentions having a Bat Mitzvah.

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* Brenda Song in both the Made for TV movie ''Stuck in the Suburbs'' and ''TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''; ''Series/TheSuiteLifeOfZackAndCody''; in both she mentions celebrating Chanuka (though in ''The Suite Life'' she just says, "And give up on 8 days of presents, are you nuts?"). In ''Stuck In The Suburbs'', she mentions having a Bat Mitzvah.
22nd Apr '16 4:11:21 PM Katsuhagi
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* Parodied in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun.'' The Solomons, after attempting to decide their ethnicity, eventually just figure they should be Jewish because their landlady assumed they were, based on their last name. Being aliens living undercover on Earth of course, they know nothing about the culture in the slightest and it never comes up again.
** It actually does come up several times, but in only minor instances (like Harry and Dick trying to HandWave Dick's attempted kidnapping with a large sack as a Jewish wedding tradition: The Sacking Of The Groom.)

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* Parodied in ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun.'' The Solomons, after attempting to decide their ethnicity, eventually just figure they should be Jewish because their landlady assumed they were, based on their last name. name (which they picked off [[LineOfSightName the side of a truck]]). Being aliens living undercover on Earth of course, they know nothing about the culture in the slightest and it never only comes up again.
** It actually does come up several times, but
again in only minor instances (like Harry and Dick trying to HandWave Dick's attempted kidnapping with a large sack as a Jewish wedding tradition: The Sacking Of The Groom.)
13th Apr '16 1:05:57 PM TFSyndicate
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** It is known that Jerry is Jewish, he's just non-practicing, but he comments in one episode after a faux-pas asking a Chinese-American postman where the nearest Chinese Restaurant was, he commented "If someone asks me where Jerusalem is, you don't see me flying off the handle!" And while Frank Costanza is a first-generation Italian-American, Estelle is heavily implied to be Jewish as well. Kramer argued vigorously against circumcision, so it can be expected that he is not.
*** Kramer says he isn't Jewish in the same episode Elaine did.

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** It is known that Jerry is Jewish, he's just non-practicing, but he comments in one episode after a faux-pas asking a Chinese-American postman where the nearest Chinese Restaurant was, he commented "If someone asks me where Jerusalem is, you don't see me flying off the handle!" And while Frank Costanza is a first-generation Italian-American, Estelle is heavily implied to be Jewish as well. Kramer argued vigorously against circumcision, so it can be expected that he is not.
*** Kramer says he isn't Jewish in the same episode Elaine did. But his friend Lomez is. ("Orthodox, Jerry. Old school!")
** It is known that Jerry is Jewish, he's just non-practicing, but he comments in one episode after a faux-pas asking a Chinese-American postman where the nearest Chinese Restaurant was, he commented "If someone asks me which way's Israel, I don't fly off the handle!" And while Frank Costanza is a first-generation Italian-American, Estelle is heavily implied to be Jewish as well. Kramer argued vigorously against circumcision, so it can be expected that he is not.
9th Mar '16 11:27:51 PM jormis29
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* Kitty from ''XMenEvolution''. The only evidence that she's Jewish is a scene of her lighting the menorah in her home in the ChristmasEpisode... and, of course, being very definitely Jewish in the comic the show was based on.
* Mipsy in ''AsToldByGinger'' mentions transferring funds from a Bat Mitzvah fund in one episode.

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* Kitty from ''XMenEvolution''.''WesternAnimation/XMenEvolution''. The only evidence that she's Jewish is a scene of her lighting the menorah in her home in the ChristmasEpisode... and, of course, being very definitely Jewish in the comic the show was based on.
* Mipsy in ''AsToldByGinger'' ''WesternAnimation/AsToldByGinger'' mentions transferring funds from a Bat Mitzvah fund in one episode.



* Tammy from Series/BobsBurgers. Aside from having a Bat Mitzvah episode, she otherwise has some elements of a JewishAmericanPrincess, albeit downplayed.

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* Tammy from Series/BobsBurgers.''WesternAnimation/BobsBurgers''. Aside from having a Bat Mitzvah episode, she otherwise has some elements of a JewishAmericanPrincess, albeit downplayed.
9th Mar '16 1:45:52 PM Hossmeister
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* Tammy from BobsBurgers. Aside from having a Bat Mitzvah episode, she otherwise has some elements of a JewishAmericanPrincess, albeit downplayed.

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* Tammy from BobsBurgers.Series/BobsBurgers. Aside from having a Bat Mitzvah episode, she otherwise has some elements of a JewishAmericanPrincess, albeit downplayed.
19th Feb '16 9:52:45 AM trulymadmoves
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** Rachel is always described by WordOfGod as a JewishPrincess, but literally the ''only'' indication in the entire series that she's Jewish is a single moment late in the series when she refers to her grandmother as her bubbe.
15th Jan '16 10:50:04 AM Anddrix
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This is a trope that pops up in a number of WesternAnimation {{Christmas Episode}}s; due to the [[AnimationAgeGhetto nature of the shows' audience]], the [[ExecutiveMeddling powers that be]] will want to place AnAesop in to show that the characters keep a [[TokenMinority diverse]] set of friends or peers. As a result, a character's Judaism is mentioned at some point in the episode, or perhaps a menorah will just be shown in the background, in order to keep up that diverse appearance. After all, [[ViewersAreMorons who really knows what other religiously affiliated holidays]] [[SmallReferencePools are celebrated by a large enough group of people]] in the mid to late period of December? This will in fact be the only mention of religion throughout the episode (if not the series) , as Christmas itself (assuming the name is used at all) will not be depicted as having any religious significance, but rather just be a "[[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Warm, Feel Good Time]]", thus making this revelation of a major character feel shoehorned in. This is also despite the fact that since the Jewish calendar is a lunar one, there is no guarantee that Hannukah and Christmas will in any way overlap: Hannukah could be completely over way before Christmas starts.

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This is a trope that pops up in a number of WesternAnimation {{Christmas Episode}}s; due to the [[AnimationAgeGhetto nature of the shows' audience]], the [[ExecutiveMeddling powers that be]] will want to place AnAesop in to show that the characters keep a [[TokenMinority diverse]] set of friends or peers. As a result, a character's Judaism is mentioned at some point in the episode, or perhaps a menorah will just be shown in the background, in order to keep up that diverse appearance. After all, [[ViewersAreMorons who really knows what other religiously affiliated holidays]] holidays [[SmallReferencePools are celebrated by a large enough group of people]] in the mid to late period of December? This will in fact be the only mention of religion throughout the episode (if not the series) , as Christmas itself (assuming the name is used at all) will not be depicted as having any religious significance, but rather just be a "[[DoTheyKnowItsChristmasTime Warm, Feel Good Time]]", thus making this revelation of a major character feel shoehorned in. This is also despite the fact that since the Jewish calendar is a lunar one, there is no guarantee that Hannukah and Christmas will in any way overlap: Hannukah could be completely over way before Christmas starts.
15th Jan '16 2:38:49 AM Pichu-kun
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* Pizzazz mentions she's Jewish in the Christmas 2015 issue of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} And The Holograms''.

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* Pizzazz mentions she's Jewish in the Christmas 2015 issue of ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} And The Holograms''.''ComicBook/JemAndTheHolograms''.
30th Dec '15 12:04:36 PM Anddrix
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* [[WordOfGod According to]] Creator/ElliotSMaggin, the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor is ''ethnically'' Jewish, although certainly non-practicing. Maggin himself is Jewish, and always had a slightly more tragic/sympathetic take on Luthor than other writers of the period.

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* [[WordOfGod According to]] Creator/ElliotSMaggin, the pre-ComicBook/{{Crisis|on Infinite Earths}} SelfDemonstrating/LexLuthor ComicBook/LexLuthor is ''ethnically'' Jewish, although certainly non-practicing. Maggin himself is Jewish, and always had a slightly more tragic/sympathetic take on Luthor than other writers of the period.
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