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Spies, Shtarkers, and Sex Gods: Film's New Jews

The Kobal Collection

John Goodman as Walter Sobchak in The Big Lebowski
May 20, 2012 Premium content for subscribers. Subscribe Today

How do you know when Jewish film characters have gone mainstream? Maybe when filmmakers relax enough to introduce a parodic action hero, like Mordechai Jefferson Carver in Jonathan Kesselman's 2003 neo-Shaftian Jewxploitation flick The Hebrew Hammer.


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