Jews in Television #1: Mazel Tov on Becoming a Dad

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I’m devoting today’s posts to the love of my life: Television.

Because I was a bit too young to appreciate it when it first aired (you must be thinking, how young is this guy?), I’m only currently watching The West Wing.

I’ve had many debates with a friend of mine as to who our favorite character in the show is. Sometimes it’s Josh Lyman, it’s never been Sam Seaborn, etc. Recently though (I’m onto Season 5), it has been White House Communications Director, Toby Ziegler.

I’m obsessed with Toby. Everything he says is genius.  He genuinely cares about America more than anyone I’ve ever seen (besides possibly President Bartlet).  More importantly, he is a Jew.

Today, on the street, I walked past Richard Schiff. Since I had just finished Season 4, I almost screamed “Mr. Ziegler! Mazel Tov on your twins!” I restrained myself. Hey, if Will Bailey is allowed to say it, so am I.

Posted on October 27, 2008
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