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  • TV’s Jewish characters of color

    October 23, 2014 | 9:46 am

    As of last month, ethnic minority characters with half-Jewish hyphenated last names are now featured on three of the most popular shows on television.

    Having one such character was interesting, two was a coincidence, but three is a trend.

    The characters in question are:


  • Blending cultural traditions in the name of love

    By Merissa Nathan Gerson

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kirin and Babak might not seem like your ordinary Jewish couple. Kirin grew up Jewish in Anchorage, living the typical western American life. Babak was raised with the traditions of a large Persian Jewish family.

    The pair met in Los Angeles, got engaged, and then threw a raucous...