"Weeds" Is the Jewiest Show on Television

Most shows on television are more-or-less Jewish (Except for "Dancing with the Stars") but "Weeds" is exceptional. Joanna Smith Rakoff makes the case, and cites my brief mention on the show as partial proof:

Though the show is over-the-top and even cartoonish in its coverage of topics from evangelical Christianity to casual sex, when it comes to things Jewish, Weeds tends toward the subtlety, irreverence, and occasional iconoclasm of real life. Rather than over-explaining-or apologizing for-the inclusion of a not-immediately-recognizable religious ritual, Jenji Kohan and her team of smart writers allow the story to unfold as if unveilings-and, later, rabbinical school, the IDF, circumcision, Yiddish, Jeffrey Goldberg, and a host of other Jewish ideas and references-are as much a part of mainstream American life as, well, watching television. And that in and of itself-the lovely casualness with which the Botwin's Jewishness (or lack of it) is simply a part of the texture of their lives-makes Weeds unusual in the deracinated world of the cathode ray tube.

Three great tastes that taste great together: Circumcision, Yiddish and Jeffrey Goldberg.