Joyce Antler is the Samuel Lane Professor of American Jewish History and Culture at Brandeis University.
When religion is brought up on television, Judaism is more often than not portrayed in a negative light.
Intermarried Jews became very common on television in the 1990s.
For the most part, Jewish mothers on television are portrayed in a negative light.
Fran Drescher's show caused controversy for its portrayal of Jews.
Both Jewish men and women fell into certain stereotypes on television in the 1990s.
While not made explicit, many characters on television had very Jewish traits.
From Mary Tyler Moore to Jackie Mason.
From Milton Berle to Dick Van Dyke.