Related articles: “Oscars’ awkward ‘Jew’ jokes.” Times of Israel. “‘Princesses: Long Island,’ anti-Semitism, and the array of Jewish TV characters.” Haaretz. “Jewish Mum of the Year: Yet another TV programme which supports stereotypes.” The Independent.

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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