Thomas said many people mistakenly assumed he was Jewish because he often portrayed Jews on screen, including his Emmy-winning role on "Murphy Brown."
A teen drama finds unexpected nuance when a Jewish mom and Christian dad have a baby.
By Ron Kampeas
"What's the big deal about sundown?" the comic actress recalled asking the Jewish kids on her block in Flatbush.
The director, writer and actor, who died Tuesday at age 81, was so often mistaken for a Jew that it was mentioned in one of his obituaries.
"Playing a rabbi on this show has changed me in so many ways I can't articulate," Hahn told JTA.
Grab the remote and watch an iconic, Jewish-created sitcoms and television. More ▸
By Uri Fintzy
There aren’t that many Jewish couples out there. On television, that is.
Sure, there are plenty of mixed marriages, as there are in real life, but the small screen doesn’t usually feature a couple where both members are Jews.
But we were able to come up with 10 of our favorites in honor of Valentine’s Day after racking our pop culture-loving brains (and searching the internet).
Here they are:
1. The “retired and moved to Boca” couple – Helen and Mordy Seinfeld (“Seinfeld”)
They love each other but fight all time. They wonder why you never call them (or Uncle Leo) and invite themselves over. Mordy (Barney Martin) always complains and yells about everything he doesn’t like, and Helen (Liz Sharidan) yells back at him but always has his back. The Seinfelds are the thick-skinned, proud and caring couple who somehow get along in a faraway land called Florida. More ▸