Jtube: Adopt A Jewish Mother

Why are Jewish mothers stereotyped so unfairly?

Why are Jewish mothers stereotyped so unfairly?

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Comments (7)

(7) Janice, September 17, 2013 11:57 PM


Most of negative sterotyping anyone comes from entertainment, TV, movies, radio, - media. It's the most because it communicates negativity to the masses who can spread it to their immediate acquaintances. In media, it's followed by a laught track, just listening to laughter causes a laughter response no matter what is being shown or told. Manipulation to make a buck.

(6) Anonymous, July 10, 2013 3:15 PM

It's Jewish women in general who are stereotyped. It isn't necessary to have children. The video seems, to me, to be as mean spirited as jokes made by non-Jews. Although, I used to think that Johnny Carson was actually hurting Ed McMahon's feelings, so perhaps I'm being over-sensitive.

(5) June, July 7, 2013 12:00 AM

I'm not the typical Jewish mother, and although I hope that my children find Jewish spouses someday...I would never be so disrespectful as the last person in this clip.

(4) Anonymous, July 3, 2013 10:38 AM

Seriously, there should be Adopt-A-Jewish-Child

Have a bit of compassion for children with mothers like this who go through years of pain and guilt. They are missing a real adult presence in their life. Yes, this might be a funny reminder for people to call their mother but for others it is all too painful.

(3) anon, July 3, 2013 1:09 AM

Isn't this stuff getting a bit old?

I haven't met a real Jewish woman who acts like this in decades.

(2) Dale Sands, July 3, 2013 12:55 AM

Jewish Mothers

I probably would have driven a Jewish Mother nuts. I have always been strong willed and want to do things my way. Some days trying to be a quiet little Jew drives me nuts and I have to rebel.

(1) Mel, July 2, 2013 3:50 PM

Obssessing over things that didn't even happen!!

possibly; this is funny except for the girlfriend made felt to be unwelcome!! Any chance a soul can grasp to vent anger is positive but only up to a point. Offending others is not respectable. Art therapy, though, is a good idea. Advancing rotten stereotypes like a jewish mother needs a social programme to have an idea 'tailor made' for her is a less-than-the best social policy.


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