[[caption-width-right:350:Shabbat Shalom, Motherfuckers!!]]

''The Hebrew Hammer'' is a 2003 [[BlaxploitationParody "Jewsploitation'']] film starring Adam Goldberg and Andy Dick.

Damien, the evil son of {{Santa Claus}}, murders his father to continue his grandfather's (the previous Santa Claus, seen in the prologue) scheme to eliminate all December holidays save Christmas. When the Jewish Justice League gets wind of this fiendish plot, they start looking for one of their own to fight for their right to light their menorahs. The JJL Chief, Bloominbergensteinanthal, reluctantly agrees that their one hope is the one hebe too radical even for them: Mordechai Jefferson Carver, the Hebrew Hammer.

The Chief's daughter, Esther, convinces the Hammer to take up the cause. What follows is a hilarious walk through Jewish culture, playing with Jewish stereotypes, and saving Hanukkah for everyone.

As the Anti-Defamation League noted (after refusing permission to use their name, which becomes "Anti-Denigration League" in the script), these people are equal opportunity offenders. In fact, if you are not offended, you should demand your money back.

A sequel is in the early planning stages, in which "the baddest Heeb this side of Tel Aviv" faces off with UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler.
!!This film provides examples of these tropes:
* AffectionateParody: Of {{Blaxploitation}} films, as well as various SavingChristmas plots.
* AllJewsAreAshkenazi. The jokes are based on the culture and stereotypes of American Jews, who are primarily Ashkenazi.
* AllJewsAreCheapskates: Hammer falls for a trap set off by this trope.
* AntiHero: Carver is not heroic because he wants to be.
* BadSanta: Saint Nick the Nasty in the prologue, and ''Andy Dick'' in the main plot.
* BadassLongcoat
* BigBad: Damien Claus, mastermind of the plot to destroy Chanukah.
* BlackBestFriend: Carver counts on the trust and friendship of the leader of the Kwanzaa Liberation Front, Muhammad Ali Music/PaulaAbdul Rahim.
* {{Blaxploitation}}: Parodied as "Jewsploitation." The Kwanzaa Liberation Front embraces blaxploitation.
* BlaxploitationParody: Its already been said three or four times that this is a huge parody of {{Blaxploitation}} films.
* {{Cameo}}:
** Melvin van Peebles appears as his title character in the almost-Blaxplotation classic ''[[Film/SweetSweetbacksBaadasssssSong Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song]]''.
** Also NYC Mayor Ed Koch [[spoiler: who the Hammer frees as well as Esther]]
* CharacterTitle
* CondescendingCompassion: The teacher at the beginning.
* CoolCar: The Hammermobile has a sweet blue-and-white color scheme (based on the flag of UsefulNotes/{{Israel}}) and is decked out with the Star of David.
* DaddysGirl: Esther.
* DotingParent: Mrs. Carver, stereotypically so.
* TheDragon: Tiny Tim.
* DramaticGunCock: [[OverlyLongGag Drawn out to an obscene length]] when [[ExtendedDisarming the entire Kwanzaa Liberation Front draws and cocks their weapons]] when Carver enters their building.
* EqualOpportunityOffender: Every. Single. Ethnicity has it's stereotypes cranked UpToEleven for the sake of [[PlayedForLaughs hilarity]] (and fairness).
* EyepatchOfPower: With a Star of David on it.
* FantasticDrug: Bootleg copies of ''Film/ItsAWonderfulLife''.
* FiveFiveFive: The JJL's phone number is 555-5555.
* FilmNoir: The scene where Esther meets Carver in his office starts as a straight example, and then devolves into parody.
* GeekyTurnOn: Mordecai pretends to really like it when girls plan out his whole life for him to get Esther in the sack.
-->I want to have children with you. I want to get a good paying, stable job. I want to move to Long Island somewhere, someplace nice, fancy but not fancy shmancy. I want our children to go to private schools and take music lessons, maybe Abraham will go to Stanford. Sarah will go to an Ivy League, maybe Vassar. And afterward they will decide for themselves if they want to continue their religious studies in Israel because we will have practiced a highly effective assertive democratic style of child rearing, sprinkled with a healthy dose of liberalism. On a daily basis, [[HenpeckedHusband I want you to tell me what to do, where to do it, and how I should]] live my [[PrecisionFStrike fucking]] life
* GoingByTheMatchbook: The black elf gives Carver a matchbook from Duke's, telling him that's where Santa will be. [[spoiler: Of course, Duke's is actually a Neonazi skinhead bar...]]
* GunsAkimbo: With ''shotguns''.
* HeartIsAnAwesomePower: The ultimate Jewish weapon is [[spoiler:guilt]].
* HyperspaceArsenal: Carver draws two shotguns from his coat in Duke's.
* ItRunsOnNonsensoleum: The Jewish Atomic Clock in Jerusalem runs on Judaium, an element so rare, it's found only in the clock. The [=JAC=] keeps time for the Jewish calendar and its holidays: Yom Kippur, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah, and [[AllJewsAreCheapskates the Macy's 50% Off Sale]].
* JewishAmericanPrincess: Esther.
* JewishComplaining:
** The Jewish Justice League actually uses this as the final test for Jewishness. Even the dying won't complain as much as a Jew.
** It also turns out to be [[spoiler:part of a Jew's ultimate power]].
* JewishMother: Mrs. Carver
* JewsLoveToArgue: The JJL argues with each other over who to call to stop the bad guy, until Esther recommends Carver.
* MeaningfulName: "The Hebrew Hammer" evokes the image of Judah Maccabbee, aka "Judah the Hammer," who led the Jewish rebellion against the Seleucid Empire. Also, Damien.
* MexicanStandoff
* MostDefinitelyNotAVillain: The scene where Carver and Esther pretend to be gentiles to get close to Santa.
* NoisyGuns: the Kwanzaa Liberation Front has some ''very'' noisy guns.
* NoodleIncident: During the debate to decide what should be done about Damian Claus, Chief Bloomenbergensteinenthal protests about The Hammer getting involved and cites an 'incident at the airport with the Hare Krishna' as his reason for not wanting to recruit him.
* NWordPrivileges: Mordechai & Rahim's first onscreen meeting:
-->'''Mordechai''': How's it goin, my nigga?
-->'''Rahiam''': How's it goin, my kike?
* OverlyStereotypicalDisguise: The Gentile disguises Mordechai and Esther wear in the UsefulNotes/{{Kmart}}.
* PassiveAggressiveKombat: The ''other'' part of the ultimate Jewish weapon.
* PermaStubble
* PhraseCatcher: Remember, the fate of Hanukkah is resting on your shoulders.
* PimpDuds: The Hammer's usual clothes. And even Damien Claus wears a fur coat with his Santa hat when he's in full evil mode.
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Damien.
* PrecisionFStrike: "Shabbat Shalom, motherfuckers!" When Adam Goldberg was first given the script, he opened to a random page, saw the line, and immediately agreed to do the film.
* PrettyInMink: A dame in a fur coat shows up at Hammer's office, but he tells her she wants Literature/MikeHammer.
* PrivateDetective: Hebrew Hammer Investigations. According to his credentials, Carver is a "Certified Circumsized Dick."
* PrivateEyeMonologue: The Hammer gives one as Esther walks into his office, but it turns out to be a tape recorder on the desk. And it seems to segue into a sex tape.
* ProtagonistTitle
* RuleOfFunny: Why would a Neo-Nazi bar have even a single bottle of kosher wine, no matter how neglected? To set up a joke.
* SavingChristmas: While the main plot is about saving Hanukkah, the heroes are also saving Christmas from a power-mad dictator in Damien.
* SexySantaDress: The ladies helping Santa [[spoiler:even the new one after Damien is taken down]].
* SkewedPriorities: As her own son points out, Mrs. Carver is more impressed by her incontinent cat taking a dump in his DIE-A-PAH than by her son saving Hanukkah.
* StrawCharacter: Wall to wall strawmen. (See description).
* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Damien assumes the position of Santa Claus after ordering the reindeer to murder the real Santa.
* UndergroundRailroad: A rare literal example.
* UnflinchingWalk: After the fight at Duke's.
* WigDressAccent: Carver and Esther disguise themselves as gentiles to get close to Santa at a public appearance.