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Pages relating to Jewish people, their religion, their culture and the tropes themed after them.


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  • All Jews Are Ashkenazi: If a character is Jewish, they are most likely going to be Ashkenazi.
  • All Jews Are Cheapskates: When Jewish characters are depicted as thrifty with their cash.
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  • Alter Kocker: An older character speaks with a Yiddish accent.
  • Ambiguously Jewish: The character is implied (maybe heavily) to be Jewish, but it isn't confirmed.
  • Badass Israeli: An Israeli character who knows how to fight.
  • Borscht Belt: A style of Jewish comedy that includes arguing, self-deprecation, insults, and probably Yiddish.
  • Everyone Is Christian at Christmas: When Christmas comes around, every character celebrates it, regardless of whether they are Christian or not.
  • Golem: A legendary humanoid creature made of clay and said to have been animated by rabbi and scholar Judah Loew ben Bezalel in Prague in the 16th century.
  • Gratuitous Use of the Tallit: The Jewish tallit garment is worn during a time where it realistically shouldn't be.
  • Greedy Jew: The stereotype that Jews are greedy and malicious.
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  • Informed Judaism: A character is said to be Jewish, but shows no signs of such otherwise.
  • Irishman and a Jew: A form of an Odd Couple pairing.
  • Jewish American Princess: A stereotype of a Jewish woman who is pampered, spoiled, and materialistic.
  • Jewish and Nerdy: A Jewish Hollywood Nerd.
  • Jewish Complaining: Jewish characters are shown complaining about everything.
  • Jewish Mother: A Jewish mother who is overprotective and naggy at the same time.
  • Jews Love to Argue: The stereotype (probably used for humor) that Jewish people will argue about anything, anywhere.
  • Kosher Nostra: When a work contains Jewish mobsters.
  • Magical Jew: A wise mentor figure who is Jewish.
  • Matzo Fever: A character(s) Has a Type, and that type is "Jewish".
  • Nice Jewish Boy: A Jewish Nice Guy.
  • Oh God, with the Verbing!: A stock phrase Jewish characters exclaim when upset about something.
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  • Peking Duck Christmas: For Christmas dinner, characters decide to dine at a Chinese restaurant. Including Jews.
  • Shiksa Goddess: The non-Jewish wife/girlfriend/love interest of a Jewish man.
  • Word Schmord: A stock phrase originating from Yiddish.
  • Yiddish as a Second Language: When speaking, Jewish characters pepper Yiddish into what they're saying.
  • You Have to Have Jews: Leading characters are Jewish even if it doesn't make sense with the setting.

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