Related articles: “Oscars’ awkward ‘Jew’ jokes.” Times of Israel. http://www.timesofisrael.com/oscars-awkward-jew-jokes/ “‘Princesses: Long Island,’ anti-Semitism, and the array of Jewish TV characters.” Haaretz. http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/the-jewish-thinker/.premium-1.533796 “Jewish Mum of the Year: Yet another TV programme which supports stereotypes.” The Independent. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/jewish-mum-of-the-year-yet-another-tv-programme-which-supports-stereotypes-8205557.html

I’ve had so many discussions about reality TV featuring Jews that I just had to explore this issue. I’m a cartoonist, so the bar is set pretty high by default for me on where a cringe turns into feeling offended. Though I must admit, when Ted boasted to Mark Wahlberg at the Oscars this year about how being Jewish meant he’d receive a private plane at “the next secret synagogue meeting,” I did blurt out a loud ‘Too far!’

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