Is the New Reality Show 'Jewish Mum of the Year' Good for the Chosen People?

Every Jewish viewer of the new British show has a tiny press officer in his head continuously wondering not only if it's good entertainment, but whether the writers and contestants dug deep enough into the wellsprings of yiddisher humor and neuroses.

It is impossible for me to judge “Jewish Mum of the Year,” the new reality TV show that premiered Tuesday night on Britain’s Channel 4, simply on its televisual merits.
 “The mother of all contests,” pitting eight Jewish matrons of diverse backgrounds against each other to find the ultimate yiddisher mamma, has to work on so many different levels. A non-tribe-member reviewer can...