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23rd May '18 3:51:54 PM eroock
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12th May '18 1:43:14 PM StFan
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* Alva Strauss Arnheim, the matriarch of Creator/WillEisner`s ''ComicBook/TheNameOfTheGame''. She is the main reason her sons develop like they do, and she is ready to excuse ''any'' behaviour from her eldest son, as long as he keeps the family business up and going. Her attitude gets worse after the death of her husband.
** Eisner modeled this story on his wife`s family background. There is good evidence Alva has been a RealLife person.
* Ruth Cole from ''Comicbook/BlackPanther''. Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} designed her as an {{Expy}} of Aunt May from Comicbook/SpiderMan if May were a stereotypical Jewish mom.

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* Alva Strauss Arnheim, the matriarch of Creator/WillEisner`s ''ComicBook/TheNameOfTheGame''. She is the main reason her sons develop like they do, and she is ready to excuse ''any'' behaviour from her eldest son, as long as he keeps the family business up and going. Her attitude gets worse after the death of her husband. \n** Eisner modeled this story on his wife`s family background. There is good evidence Alva has been a RealLife person.
* Ruth Cole from ''Comicbook/BlackPanther''. ''ComicBook/BlackPanther''. Creator/{{Christopher Priest|Comics}} designed her as an {{Expy}} of Aunt May from Comicbook/SpiderMan ''ComicBook/SpiderMan'' if May were a stereotypical Jewish mom.



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* ''Momma'' is almost entirely this trope.
* Sabra Klein's mother in ''ComicStrip/PreTeena'' is proud, protective and smothering to her {{Adorkable}} daughter. It is hinted that Sabra's multiple allergies and food-phobias are down to over-protective parents. Mrs Klein also dissaproves of her daughter's nickname "Stick", even though ''everyone'' calls her this.
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* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'': The PatientOfTheWeek in Series 3, Episode 4 is Jewish, and lives with her mother. On account of what seems to be a combination of Ménière's Disease and PTSD (the family rode out the Holocaust by living in a cellar), the mother gets physically ill if she attempts to leave her flat. When, in response to Dr Turner's news that her condition can be treated, her daughter and son-in-law announce a plan to move them all to Golders Green, she gets a bit passive-aggressive (understandably, since it's a big shock). However, [[spoiler:once her granddaughter is born, she drums up the courage to leave the house...to nag her daughter about the inadequacy of the baby's clothing.]]

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* ''Series/CallTheMidwife'': The PatientOfTheWeek in Series 3, Episode 4 is Jewish, and lives with her mother. On account of what seems to be a combination of Ménière's Disease and PTSD (the family rode out the Holocaust by living in a cellar), the mother gets physically ill if she attempts to leave her flat. When, in response to Dr Turner's news that her condition can be treated, her daughter and son-in-law announce a plan to move them all to Golders Green, she gets a bit passive-aggressive (understandably, since it's a big shock). However, [[spoiler:once her granddaughter is born, she drums up the courage to leave the house... to nag her daughter about the inadequacy of the baby's clothing.]]



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* ''Momma'' is almost entirely this trope.
* Sabra Klein's mother in ''ComicStrip/PreTeena'' is proud, protective and smothering to her {{Adorkable}} daughter. It is hinted that Sabra's multiple allergies and food-phobias are down to over-protective parents. Mrs Klein also dissaproves of her daughter's nickname "Stick", even though ''everyone'' calls her this.
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* ''Webcomic/CSectionComics'' gives us [[https://www.csectioncomics.com/comics/jesus-had-a-jewish-mom Mary as Jesus' Jewish mother]].

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* ''Webcomic/CSectionComics'' gives us [[https://www.csectioncomics.com/comics/jesus-had-a-jewish-mom Mary as Jesus' Jesus's Jewish mother]].



* In the WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic review of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', the Critic likens Clark's father to this. This is followed by a skit where a Jewish mother starts rambling on the phone about her amazing son Clark is - to a 911 operator.
--> '''911-Operator:''' Never pick up a phone again.
--> '''JewishMother:''' Why does everyone keep telling me that?!

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* In the WebVideo/NostalgiaCritic review of ''Film/ManOfSteel'', the Critic likens Clark's father to this. This is followed by a skit where a Jewish mother starts rambling on the phone about her amazing son Clark is - -- to a 911 operator.
--> '''911-Operator:''' -->'''911-Operator:''' Never pick up a phone again.
--> '''JewishMother:'''
again.\\
'''Jewish Mother:'''
Why does everyone keep telling me that?!



--> '''Danny:''' Y'know, Martin from across the street already built Stonehenge, and he did it in Canada!
--> '''Creator/EgoRaptor:''' They don't even have ''things'' in Canada!
--> '''Danny:''' It's just a buncha wood and [[FunetikAksent deeuhs]]!

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--> '''Danny:''' -->'''Danny:''' Y'know, Martin from across the street already built Stonehenge, and he did it in Canada!
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Canada!\\
'''Creator/EgoRaptor:''' They don't even have ''things'' in Canada!
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Canada!\\
'''Danny:''' It's just a buncha wood and [[FunetikAksent deeuhs]]!



17th Apr '18 4:11:04 AM Willbyr
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8th Apr '18 5:19:00 PM Willbyr
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-->'''Beattie''' ''(Sitting next to the phone, talking to a photo of her son)'': So you can't phone. You can't pick up a phone and dial. You got maybe something wrong with your finger. It's a phobia. You're telephobic.
-->''The phone rings. Beattie picks up.''
-->'''Son''' ''(VO, phone)'': Hello, Mum.
-->''Fade out. Fade in on Beattie putting the phone down.''
-->'''Beattie''' ''(to the photo)'': So you can't visit. You can't call round. You can only phone. Never mind. It's a pleasure to hear your voice. ''(pause)'' Little more often wouldn't hurt...

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-->'''Beattie''' ''(Sitting *''sitting next to the phone, talking to a photo of her son)'': son''*: So you can't phone. You can't pick up a phone and dial. You got maybe something wrong with your finger. It's a phobia. You're telephobic.
-->''The
telephobic.\\
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phone rings. Beattie picks up.''
-->'''Son''' ''(VO, phone)'':
''*\\
'''Son''' *''through the phone''*:
Hello, Mum.
-->''Fade
Mum.\\
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out. Fade in on Beattie putting the phone down.''
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'''Beattie''' *''to
the photo)'': photo''*: So you can't visit. You can't call round. You can only phone. Never mind. It's a pleasure to hear your voice. ''(pause)'' *''{{beat}}''* Little more often wouldn't hurt...
8th Apr '18 5:14:34 PM Willbyr
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* ''Webcomic/CSectionComics'' gives us [[https://www.csectioncomics.com/comics/jesus-had-a-jewish-mom Mary as Jesus' Jewish mother]].
2nd Mar '18 1:29:24 AM Glide08
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Surprisingly, the otherwise northern European Scots suffer... erm... enjoy a variation on this trope with their own mothers. ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe'' illustrates that on the Indian subcontinent and diaspora, Hindu and Islamic mothers are also a force to be reckoned with and share many characteristics - overbearing nagging and a recourse to inducing guilt in their adult sons, while stuffing everyone with food. Poles and Russians (and Ukrainians, and Belorussians) are also in the same camp, because, well, Ashkenazi Jews are just as much Poles/Russians as they are Jews. And ''any'' mother of an adult character who hails from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity will come off this way, whether Jewish or not (after all, in New York, "[[Creator/LennyBruce even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish]]").

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Surprisingly, the otherwise northern European Scots suffer... erm... enjoy a variation on this trope with their own mothers. ''Series/GoodnessGraciousMe'' illustrates that on the Indian subcontinent and diaspora, Hindu and Islamic mothers are also a force to be reckoned with and share many characteristics - overbearing nagging and a recourse to inducing guilt in their adult sons, while stuffing everyone with food. Poles and Russians (and Ukrainians, and Belorussians) are also in the same camp, because, well, Ashkenazi Jews are just as much Poles/Russians as they are Jews.Jews - Hell, as mentioned above, this stereotype is considered Polish in Israel. And ''any'' mother of an adult character who hails from UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity will come off this way, whether Jewish or not (after all, in New York, "[[Creator/LennyBruce even if you're Catholic, you're Jewish]]").
13th Feb '18 6:20:30 PM danlansdowne
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* Left somewhat [[AmbiguouslyJewish ambiguous]] on ''Series/Roseanne'', though it's eventually revealed that Roseanne's father was Jewish. Whether she and Jackie were raised Jewish is never confirmed, but a number of hints are dropped.
** Averted with Roseanne's mother, who despite showing all the stereotypes is Lutheran.
13th Feb '18 5:57:07 PM danlansdowne
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* Jewish comedienne Judy Gold is also a lesbian with two children. She feels sorry for them for having two Jewish mothers.
30th Jan '18 4:11:30 PM CassandraLeo
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* Franchise/{{Discworld}}'s dwarves at least occasionally seem to serve as the setting's FantasyCounterpartCulture for Jewish culture (much as the Klatchians tend to stand in for Islam, Quirm stands in for Italy, Fourecks "[[BlatantLies is not[...] Australia]]. No, it's[...] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial somewhere entirely different]] which happens to be, here and there, a bit... Australian. Still... no worries, right?" etc.). The details aren't always identical - dwarven names are usually Nordic-sounding, for instance - but there are definite parallels, and when it comes to mothers, this trope is clearly in full force. For context, Carrot Ironfoundersson, a human {{oblivious|Adoption}}ly [[RaisedByNatives raised by dwarves]], delivers the following speech in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' to a bar full of brawling dwarves, reducing every last one of them to tears. (He is, one might note, also essentially serving as a gender-swapped example of this trope as he does so - but Discworld's dwarves, with rare exceptions, don't even acknowledge gender, so this isn't actually notable for the setting.) While it's established throughout the series that he has a significant amount of personal magnetism anyway, it's implied that his appeal to their mothers is what really sends them into tears.

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* Franchise/{{Discworld}}'s dwarves at least occasionally seem to serve as the setting's FantasyCounterpartCulture for Jewish culture (much as the Klatchians tend to stand in for Islam, the Middle East and surrounding regions, Quirm stands in for Italy, Italy or France depending on the book, {{Uberwald}} stands in for Eastern Europe, Fourecks "[[BlatantLies is not[...] Australia]]. No, it's[...] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial somewhere entirely different]] which happens to be, here and there, a bit... Australian. Still... no worries, right?" etc.). The details aren't always identical - dwarven names are usually Nordic-sounding, for instance - but there are definite parallels, and when it comes to mothers, this trope is clearly in full force. For context, Carrot Ironfoundersson, a human {{oblivious|Adoption}}ly [[RaisedByNatives raised by dwarves]], delivers the following speech in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' to a bar full of brawling dwarves, reducing every last one of them to tears. (He is, one might note, also essentially serving as a gender-swapped example of this trope as he does so - but Discworld's dwarves, with rare exceptions, don't even acknowledge gender, so this isn't actually notable for the setting.) While it's established throughout the series that he has a significant amount of personal magnetism anyway, it's implied that his appeal to their mothers is what really sends them into tears.
30th Jan '18 4:07:33 PM CassandraLeo
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* Franchise/Discworld's dwarves at least occasionally seem to serve as the setting's FantasyCounterpartCulture for Jewish culture (much as the Klatchians tend to stand in for Islam, Quirm stands in for Italy, Fourecks "[[BlatantLies is not[...] Australia]]. No, it's[...] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial somewhere entirely different]] which happens to be, here and there, a bit... Australian. Still... no worries, right?" etc.). The details aren't always identical - dwarven names are usually Nordic-sounding, for instance - but there are definite parallels, and when it comes to mothers, this trope is clearly in full force. For context, Carrot Ironfoundersson, a human {{oblivious|Adoption}}ly [[RaisedByNatives raised by dwarves]], delivers the following speech in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' to a bar full of brawling dwarves, reducing every last one of them to tears. (He is, one might note, also essentially serving as a gender-swapped example of this trope as he does so - but Discworld's dwarves, with rare exceptions, don't even acknowledge gender, so this isn't actually notable for the setting.) While it's established throughout the series that he has a significant amount of personal magnetism anyway, it's implied that his appeal to their mothers is what really sends them into tears.

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* Franchise/Discworld's Franchise/{{Discworld}}'s dwarves at least occasionally seem to serve as the setting's FantasyCounterpartCulture for Jewish culture (much as the Klatchians tend to stand in for Islam, Quirm stands in for Italy, Fourecks "[[BlatantLies is not[...] Australia]]. No, it's[...] [[SuspiciouslySpecificDenial somewhere entirely different]] which happens to be, here and there, a bit... Australian. Still... no worries, right?" etc.). The details aren't always identical - dwarven names are usually Nordic-sounding, for instance - but there are definite parallels, and when it comes to mothers, this trope is clearly in full force. For context, Carrot Ironfoundersson, a human {{oblivious|Adoption}}ly [[RaisedByNatives raised by dwarves]], delivers the following speech in ''Discworld/GuardsGuards'' to a bar full of brawling dwarves, reducing every last one of them to tears. (He is, one might note, also essentially serving as a gender-swapped example of this trope as he does so - but Discworld's dwarves, with rare exceptions, don't even acknowledge gender, so this isn't actually notable for the setting.) While it's established throughout the series that he has a significant amount of personal magnetism anyway, it's implied that his appeal to their mothers is what really sends them into tears.
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