A Revolution on British TV: Jewish Characters Who Look Just Like You and Me

The long-held tradition of using visual and linguistic stereotypes and clichés to identify Jewish characters seems to have faded away. U.K. TV programming is increasingly resembling its edgier American counterpart.

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A revolution is happening on British television right before our eyes. But it is so quiet that I’m pretty sure it has been missed by many viewers. The revolution is not simply that there is an increasing...