History Main / KosherNostra

11th Aug '15 9:40:44 AM cdrood
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''Series/CrimeStory'' had another Lansky {{Expy}} in the form of Manny Weisboard. His protege and representative with the Italian mob was Max Goldman.
8th Aug '15 6:12:17 PM Mullon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these, running a small extortion racket out of a synagogue on the western side of Manhattan and allied with more traditional mafioso. The surprising part is that [[spoiler: he's the rabbi of the synagogue.]]

to:

* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these, running a small extortion LoanShark racket out of a synagogue on the western side of Manhattan and allied with more traditional mafioso. The surprising part is that [[spoiler: he's the rabbi of the synagogue.]]
8th Aug '15 5:59:21 PM Mullon
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these.

to:

* The BigBad of ''Videogame/TheShivah'' is one of these.
these, running a small extortion racket out of a synagogue on the western side of Manhattan and allied with more traditional mafioso. The surprising part is that [[spoiler: he's the rabbi of the synagogue.]]
4th Aug '15 1:11:49 PM CaptainCrawdad
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* The Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel wrote a series of picaresque stories called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_Tales The Odessa Tales]]", set in the Jewish underworld of Odessa in the early 20th century. The stories revolve around the bandit "King" Benya Krik, who is somewhat based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishka_Yaponchik Mishka Yaponchik]] (see Live Action Tv below), including an ultimate violent end/status as a Revolutionary hero.

to:

* The Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel wrote a series of picaresque stories called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_Tales The Odessa Tales]]", set in the Jewish underworld of Odessa in the early 20th century. The stories revolve around the bandit "King" Benya Krik, who is somewhat based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishka_Yaponchik Mishka Yaponchik]] (see Live Action Tv below), Yaponchik]], including an ultimate violent end/status as a Revolutionary hero.



** In fact, the series is a susprisingly straight example of Kosher Nostra, even though its set about fifteen years earlier halfway around the globe. Similar to an [[RedOctober Ostern]], it simply swaps [[BigApplesauce Little Odessa]] for [[UsefulNotes/{{Ukraine}} Big Odessa]], [[GoodGunsBadGuns Colts for Nagants]], [[DirtyCop crooked cops]] for [[SpellOurNameWithAPo crooked gendarmes]], and the [[FBIAgent Feds]] for the all-in-all more draconic [[SecretPolice Okhrana]].



* ''Videogame/LANoire'' has a couple of these, as you might guess from the page quote. The first is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Cohen Mickey Cohen]], based on the real-life gangster who was something of celebrity in L.A. during the 40's and 50's. The second is Lenny Finklestein, a drug-dealer [[spoiler: who you wind up killing while investigating morphine-trafficking]].

to:

* ''Videogame/LANoire'' has a couple of these, as you might guess from the page quote. The first is [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mickey_Cohen Mickey Cohen]], based on the real-life gangster who was something of celebrity in L.A. during the 40's and 50's. The second is Lenny Finklestein, a drug-dealer [[spoiler: who whom you wind up killing while investigating morphine-trafficking]].
29th Apr '15 8:23:29 AM Hodor2
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* The Russian-Jewish author Isaac Babel wrote a series of picaresque stories called "[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Odessa_Tales The Odessa Tales]]", set in the Jewish underworld of Odessa in the early 20th century. The stories revolve around the bandit "King" Benya Krik, who is somewhat based on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mishka_Yaponchik Mishka Yaponchik]] (see Live Action Tv below), including an ultimate violent end/status as a Revolutionary hero.
22nd Apr '15 10:24:58 AM tricksterson
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* A ''Blackhawks'' mini-series in the 80s had Jewish gangsters aiding the heroes against Nazis.
17th Apr '15 2:55:25 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Bugsy and Lansky also appear in ''{{Mobsters}}'', with Lansky shown as Lucky Luciano's number two, and the brains of the team.

to:

* Bugsy and Lansky also appear in ''{{Mobsters}}'', ''Film/{{Mobsters}}'', with Lansky shown as Lucky Luciano's number two, and the brains of the team.
2nd Mar '15 9:19:28 PM Henker
Is there an issue? Send a Message



to:

* ''Series/PeakyBlinders'' has Alfie Solomons and his gang.
22nd Feb '15 3:07:16 AM StFan
Is there an issue? Send a Message


[[quoteright:300:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/curtis_as_lepke_2535.JPG]]

to:

[[quoteright:300:http://static.[[quoteright:300:[[Film/{{Lepke}} http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/curtis_as_lepke_2535.JPG]]JPG]]]]
6th Feb '15 1:40:21 PM johnnyfog
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Jewish gangsters feature prominently in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''. Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Seigel and Waxy Gordon are all characters of varying importance. Manny Horvitz is a [[OriginalCharacter (fictional)]] kosher butcher who is vying with Gordon over control of Philadelphia.

to:

* Jewish gangsters feature prominently in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire''. Arnold Rothstein, Meyer Lansky, Bugsy Seigel and Waxy Gordon are all characters of varying importance. Manny Horvitz is a [[OriginalCharacter (fictional)]] kosher butcher who is vying with Gordon over control of Philadelphia. One of few works of fiction to address Rothstein's poker habit, which eventually put him in debt [[AlwaysSomeoneBetter to a better gambler]], who had him murdered in 1928.
This list shows the last 10 events of 92. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.KosherNostra