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24th Sep '16 1:48:02 PM nombretomado
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* British broadcasting company ChannelFour briefly ran a reality show/contest in mid-2011 called ''The Jewish Mother of the Year''. And in Episode Two, where they have to act as matchmakers to unhitched Jewish girls...oy vey and gevalt, my life already.

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* British broadcasting company ChannelFour Creator/Channel4 briefly ran a reality show/contest in mid-2011 called ''The Jewish Mother of the Year''. And in Episode Two, where they have to act as matchmakers to unhitched Jewish girls...oy vey and gevalt, my life already.
2nd Sep '16 12:41:48 AM jamespolk
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* In Film/ThePrinceOfTides, Tom jokes that Dr. Lowenstein is acting this way, and she confirms that she is a Jewish mother, and that she even brought sandwiches for her son. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that she is not particularly overbearing, just protective, accommodating, [[CaptainObvious and Jewish]].

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* In Film/ThePrinceOfTides, ''Film/ThePrinceOfTides'', Tom jokes that Dr. Lowenstein is acting this way, and she confirms that she is a Jewish mother, and that she even brought sandwiches for her son. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that she is not particularly overbearing, just protective, accommodating, [[CaptainObvious and Jewish]].Jewish]].
* ''Film/{{Humoresque}}'': Mama Kantor is a Jewish mother straight from central casting. When Leon is touring Europe to great acclaim, she is following along, showing his baby pictures to random strangers. She extols how handsome he is. When it's time for him to go to France to fight in UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, she asks him to sit in her lap like when he was a child.
13th Aug '16 5:36:21 PM nombretomado
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** An OC in the [[Creator/AAPessimal same author]]'s ''{{Discworld}}'' tales comes from a small country in the Circle Sea where the parent religion of Omnianism still tenaciously holds on. The Cenotians respect kosher law, have a religion hedged with taboos and commandments, know the secret of creating golems, and have an origin myth of being exiled from their homeland to the banks of a river in Babylon - then finding themselves in a different world entirely, led there by a relative of the Witch of Endor called Naomi Ogg. They believe their G-d got ''really'' annoyed and chose to ratchet up the exile factor in a big way. Student Assassin Rivka-ben-Divorah is a typical Cenotian who complains to her best friend about her overbearing and protective mother who appreciates she wants to get a steady job in a prestigious profession, but demands she marries a good Om-fearing Cenotian boy in a profession, and buckles down to giving her lots of grandchildren and keeping a kosher kitchen as soon as can be arranged. ''And promise me that however many people you inhume, you respect kashrut and attend Temple every Saturday!''

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** An OC in the [[Creator/AAPessimal same author]]'s ''{{Discworld}}'' ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' tales comes from a small country in the Circle Sea where the parent religion of Omnianism still tenaciously holds on. The Cenotians respect kosher law, have a religion hedged with taboos and commandments, know the secret of creating golems, and have an origin myth of being exiled from their homeland to the banks of a river in Babylon - then finding themselves in a different world entirely, led there by a relative of the Witch of Endor called Naomi Ogg. They believe their G-d got ''really'' annoyed and chose to ratchet up the exile factor in a big way. Student Assassin Rivka-ben-Divorah is a typical Cenotian who complains to her best friend about her overbearing and protective mother who appreciates she wants to get a steady job in a prestigious profession, but demands she marries a good Om-fearing Cenotian boy in a profession, and buckles down to giving her lots of grandchildren and keeping a kosher kitchen as soon as can be arranged. ''And promise me that however many people you inhume, you respect kashrut and attend Temple every Saturday!''
2nd Aug '16 2:08:02 AM AgProv
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** An OC in the [[Creator/AAPessimal same author]]'s ''{{Discworld}}'' tales comes from a small country in the Circle Sea where the parent religion of Omnianism still tenaciously holds on. The Cenotians respect kosher law, have a religion hedged with taboos and commandments, know the secret of creating golems, and have an origin myth of being exiled from their homeland to the banks of a river in Babylon - then finding themselves in a different world entirely, led there by a relative of the Witch of Endor called Naomi Ogg. They believe their G-d got ''really'' annoyed and chose to ratchet up the exile factor in a big way. Student Assassin Rivka-ben-Divorah is a typical Cenotian who complains to her best friend about her overbearing and protective mother who appreciates she wants to get a steady job in a prestigious profession, but demands she marries a good Om-fearing Cenotian boy in a profession, and buckles down to giving her lots of grandchildren and keeping a kosher kitchen as soon as can be arranged. ''And promise me that however many people you inhume, you respect kashrut and attend Temple every Saturday!''
17th Jul '16 4:26:31 PM toongrrl1990
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* Beattie (Maureen Lipman), the middle-aged London Jewish mother in the British Telecom TV ads.

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* Beattie (Maureen Lipman), the middle-aged London Jewish mother in the [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWOhw95IO2s British Telecom TV ads.ads]].
8th Jun '16 2:18:24 PM sagetcommabob
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* In Film/ThePrinceOfTides, Tom jokes that Dr. Lowenstein is acting this way, and she confirms that she is a Jewish mother, and that she even brought sandwiches for her son. [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] in that she is not particularly overbearing, just protective, accommodating, [[CaptainObvious and Jewish]].
25th May '16 11:35:01 PM TheCuza
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* Mrs. Helen Seinfeld and Mrs. Estelle Costanza from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''.

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* Mrs. Helen Seinfeld and Mrs. Estelle Costanza from ''Series/{{Seinfeld}}''. ''Especially'' Estelle. One wonders if she's trying to make up for the fact that her husband is not Jewish.
** Kramer starts acting like one when tasked to cook all the food for Jewish Singles Night.
--->'''Kramer:''' ''[to Jerry]'' Eat! Eat! You're nothing but skin and bones!
7th May '16 12:48:10 PM pwiegle
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* Q: What's the difference between a Jewish mother and a vulture?\\
A: A vulture waits until you're dead to eat your heart out.
13th Apr '16 1:00:30 PM CaptEquinox
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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. 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.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]]").



* Many interpretations of Demeter turn her into this. Perhaps most notably in Percy Jackson and the Olympians.

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* Many interpretations of Demeter turn her into this. Perhaps most notably in Percy ''Percy Jackson and the Olympians.Olympians''.


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** And in George O'Connor's ''Olympians''. Part of why Kore comes to like the underworld is she gets to make independent choices, and Hades really ''listens'' to her and likes her ideas. She actually lies about eating the pomegranate seeds to get her 6 months of the year with him.
12th Apr '16 7:27:03 PM LtFedora
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* It's never stated in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' that Korben is Jewish, but his mother is a perfect fit for this trope. All throughout the film she guilt-trips him over the phone for never calling or visiting her. At one point she even berates the ''President of the United States'' because she thinks he's just some schmuck who's helping her son avoid her.

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* It's never stated in ''Film/TheFifthElement'' that Korben is Jewish, but his mother is a perfect fit for this trope. All throughout the film she guilt-trips him over the phone for never calling or visiting her. At one point she even berates the ''President of the United States'' Federation'' because she thinks he's just some schmuck who's helping her son avoid her.
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