James Gandolfini's Jewish Links: Shrinks, Gangsters and Maurice Sendak

With the roles he played and the lines he said, the career of James Gandolfini, who passed away in Italy aged 51, often intersected with the Jewish world.

Italian-American actor James Gandolfini (1961-2013), while not Jewish, showed a deep affinity with Jews. His most iconic role, Tony Soprano, in the award-winning mafia TV series “The...